Reef Hawaiian Pro Starts Monday Morning; Event Will Run Three Consecutive Days To Crown Champion On Wednesday
Stop #1 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
HONOLULU (Nov. 20, 2011) — The Reef Hawaiian Pro – the first of the 3-event Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink – will commence tomorrow, Monday November 21, and run three consecutive days to crown a champion on Wednesday.
“In the 29-year history of running the Vans Triple Crown, we’ve never gone this far without running one competitive day,” says Randy Rarick, Executive Director of the Series. “But we knew it was possible, given it’s a La Nina year. We saw a similar pattern last year, but this year La Nina is more strengthened. This is precisely why we have a 12-day window. Without it, the event would not have been able to start.”
The period allocated to the Reef Hawaiian Pro started November 12 and runs through the 23rd.
“A new WNW swell will fill in tomorrow and hold through Wednesday to allow us to run the Reef Hawaiian Pro straight through the final three days of its holding period,” says Managing Director Marty Thomas.
“Heat times for the first three rounds have been adjusted to 20 minutes duration, potentially increasing to 25 or 30 minutes for the later rounds, but it just depends upon whether we get an 8am start or a midday start tomorrow.”
The new swell is forecast to be in the shoulder-high range with clean, offshore conditions, but may take the morning to fill in, hence the possible midday start. Stay tuned to VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com for updates.
Among those who will take to the waves on the opening day of competition are: Flynn Novak (HAW), Jamie O’Brien (Haw), Tim Reyes (CA), Jack Freestone (AUS), and Maui surfers Ian Gentil and Ian Walsh.
The Hawaiian Air Show, which offers 250,000 Hawaiian Miles to the best aerial performed throughout the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, will likely see a flurry of entries out of Haleiwa. Surfline.com, the official forecaster of the Vans Triple Crown, expects clean conditions, off-shore winds and fun surf in the shoulder-high range for the event.
Also coming up at Haleiwa is Reef’s Clash of the Legends, presented by Bud Light Lime, which this year features the Momentum Generation.
The MORNING SHOW will be broadcast live from the beach every morning at vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com, at 8am Hawaii time.
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The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is made possible by Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, Reef, Billabong, Nixon, Skullcandy Supreme Sound, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Tourism, GoPro, Turtle Bay Resort, State Farm, JN Automotive Group, Wavejet Propulsion, Climb On Products, Clif Bar, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Road Runner, Flo Water, Surfline.com, ING Magazine, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).