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O’Neill World Cup Of Surfing, Men & Women Underway At Sunset Beach Today
Stop #2 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii – Nov. 24 – Dec. 6
O’Neill World Cup of Surfing men’s heats hit the water first
O’Neill Women’s World Cup of Surfing starts at Noon
Waves in the 6- to 10-foot range
HONOLULU – (Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010) — Round one of the men’s O’Neill World Cup of Surfing hits the waves at Sunset Beach this-morning at 8am. Heats 1 through 9 will be held before competition rolls over into the O’Neill Women’s World Cup of Surfing at Noon. Waves are in the 6-10 foot range (wave face heights).
Among those to hit the water this-morning are former O’Neill World Cup champions Sunny Garcia (HAW) and Myles Padaca (HAW), 2010 Vans Triple Crown title contender Joel Centeio (HAW); as well as Maui air sensation Clay Marzo; South Africa’s Rudy Palmboom; Californian Chris Ward; Maxime Huscenot (France); and Yuri Sodre (Brazil).
The women’s event will see the first two rounds completed with all of the world’s top ranked women in action, led by world champ Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and local youngster Carissa Moore, who won here last year.
CLICK HERE to view the trailer for the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing (including one of the heaviest wipeouts you will ever see at Sunset Beach!)
Live internet coverage of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing happens every day, starting at 7:45 a.m. with “THE CALL” – the Triple Crown’s live daily morning show that features all the latest news, highlights and happenings. The series will also be broadcast live on television around Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Digital Cable channels 250 and HD1250.
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing consists of three men’s and three women’s professional surfing events that are the final stop on the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. Now in its 28th year, the Vans Triple Crown is considered the most prestigious title in surfing next to the ASP World Title.
Each event has an extended holding period with competition taking place on the biggest and best days of surf at each venue.