HONOLULU – (Tuesday, November 27, 2012) — The VANS World Cup of Surfing is officially underway at Sunset Beach today, with waves in the 5-7 foot range. The second jewel of the $1M VANS Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater, the VANS World Cup will require four full days of competition between now and December 6.
Winner of the first jewel – the REEF Hawaiian Pro – last week was Sebastian Zietz (HAW). Zietz is seeded through to the round of 64 and will surf on Day 3 of the competition. Coming up today: Dane Reynolds (USA); Nathan Hedge (AUS); Ezekiel Lau (HAW); Ricardo Dos Santos (BRA); Ian Walsh (HAW); Alain Riou (PYF); Marc Lacomare (FRA); Shaun Joubert (ZAF); and Mason Ho (HAW).
A complete round up report with results and links to still imagery and video will be distributed at the end of the day.
In celebration of 30 years of world class surfing, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater offers $1million in prize money this year, including a $100,000 bonus, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a $10,000 custom Nixon watch for the overall series champion. Each of the three events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has a two-week holding period within which to run, requiring just 3-4 days of excellent surf to be completed. To find out when the event is running, log on to:
The events will also be broadcast live on Oceanic Time Warner Cable around Hawaii on channels 250 & 1250HD; in Los Angeles on channel 101*; in San Diego on channel 411*; and in Desert Cities on channel 111*. *partial live coverage, subject to pre-emption for local CIF prep sports playoffs.
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is made possible with the support of: vitaminwater; Nixon; Skullcandy; GoPro; Turtle Bay Resort; Clif Bar; Mauli Ola Foundation; wavejet; the Association of Surfing Professionals; JN Automotive Group; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Oahu Visitors Bureau; Surfline.com; Surfing Magazine; Hawaiian Airlines; truth®; Oceanic Time Warner Cable.