Calendar Of Events: 39 Days Of The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
HONOLULU (Nov. 9, 2011) — This Saturday, November 12, marks the official start of the world's premier professional surfing series on Oahu's North Shore: THE VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING, Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. The first stop is the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park. From November 12 through December 20 — 39 days — Oahu's North Shore will be the focus of the international surfing world, featuring the final three events of the 2011 Association of Surfing Professionals Tour, and a host of entertaining surf-inspired events. (See calendars below.)
The North Shore extends a special welcome to World Champion-elect Kelly Slater (USA), who officially clinched his 11th ASP World Title this week, & defending Vans Triple Crown champion Joel Parkinson (Australia). The North Shore also welcomes Hawaii's very own ASP Women's World Champion Carissa Moore, who has been granted a wildcard to compete against the men in the first two stops of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
All surfing events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, and the SURFER Poll Awards, will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable in Hawaii and Southern California:
HAWAII: Oceanic Time Warner Cable Channels 250 & 1250
LOS ANGELES: Time Warner Cable Channel 101
SAN DIEGO: Time Warner Cable Channel 411
DESERT CITIES: Time Warner Cable Channel 111
SURFING EVENTS OF THE VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING:
Reef Hawaiian Pro
November 12-23 (on the 4 best days of surf in the period)
Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park
$145,000 prize purse
Defending Champion: Joel Parkinson, Australia
Vans World Cup of Surfing
November 25-December 6 (on the 4 best days of surf in the period)
$250,000 prize purse
Defending Champion: Raoni Monteiro, Brazil
Billabong Pipe Masters
December 8-20 (on the 3 best days of surf in the period)
$425,000 prize purse + Nixon watch
Defending Champion: Jeremy Flores, France
Also decides Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion – $10,000 bonus
EVENTS OF THE VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING:
* All events are open to the public unless noted as "Invitation Only" or "Accredited Press Only".
* All surf competitions are free and open to the public.
* Some associated events may require ticket purchase or door charge.
* Surfer The Bar is located at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore.
Nov. 12 – Holding period for Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa starts.
Nov. 15 – Grand Opening of "Surfer The Bar" at Turtle Bay Resort, Invitation Only.
Nov. 16 – Surfer The Bar Talk Story Series #1 – Fred Hemmings, Big Wave Beginnings ($5 charge, to charity) 8pm.
Nov. 17 – REEF Night of Aloha Benefit at Surfer The Bar; 7-9pm.
Nov. 19 – Eddie Aikau Foundation Waimea Bay Beach Cleanup. Meet 8:30am Waimea Bay.
Nov. 19 – Party Animal, by Bud Light Animal at Turtle Bay Resort, 8pm.
Nov. 23 – Surfer The Bar Talk Story Series #2 – Clyde Aikau, Reflections of big wave riding & brother Eddie ($5 charge, to charity) 8pm.
Nov. 24 – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 25 – Holding period for Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach starts.
Nov. 25 – WaveJet celebrates Cory Lopez at Surfer The Bar, 7:30p.
Nov. 27 – Rell Sunn Aloha Jam lll, Fundraiser for Rell Sunn Educational Fund, Turtle Bay Resort, purchase tickets at http://alohajam2011.eventbrite.com
Nov. 30 – Surfer The Bar Talk Story Series #3 – Mark Healey, Big Wave Rider, Free Diver, Waterman ($5 charge, to charity) 8pm.
Dec. 1 – Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremony, Waimea Bay Beach Park, 3pm.
Dec. 2 – North Shore Surf Film Festival, Turtle Bay Resort.
Dec. 2 – Surf Night at Sunset Beach Elementary School.
Dec. 3 – North Shore Surf Film Festival, Turtle Bay Resort.
Dec. 3 – Surfrider/John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards, Waimea Valley. Purchase tickets at www.Surfrider.org/oahu
Dec. 4 – North Shore Surf Film Festival, Turtle Bay Resort.
Dec. 5 – Vans Boardshort Release Party, Invitation Only.
Dec. 5 – Matt Costa Performs at Surfer The Bar, 9pm, purchase tickets at groovetickets.com
Dec. 6 – Billabong Pipe Masters Press Conference, Accredited Press only.
Dec. 6 – SURFER Poll Awards, Turtle Bay Resort, Invitation Only.
Dec. 7 – Vans Triple Crown of Presents the 6th Annual North Shore Golf Invitational featuring Bud Light Lime, Turtle Bay Resort.
Dec. 7 – Surfer The Bar Talk Story Series #4 – Simon Anderson, Inventor of the 3-fin 'Thruster' surfboard ($5 charge, to charity) 8pm.
Dec. 8 – Holding period for Billabong Pipe Masters starts.
Dec. 9 – Movie: Come Hell or High Water, Sunset Beach Elementary School.
Dec. 10 – Wyland Gallery Surf Art Show, 5-10pm at WyLAND Gallery, North Shore Marketplace.
Dec. 10 – WaveJet celebrates Garrett McNamara movie at Surfer The Bar, 7:30pm.
Dec. 14 – Surfer The Bar Talk Story Series #5 – Photographic Tribute to 11X World Champion Kelly Slater, by Steve Sherman ($5 charge, to charity) 8pm.
Dec. 16 – Billabong Pipeline Masters North Shore Lifegaurd Association Fundraiser Party, Turtle Bay Resort Ballroom; 6-11p.m.
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, Surfing Magazine, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).