New DVD features exciting three-part contest including Sunny Garcia’s cliffhanger victory and never-before-seen footage of Pipe legends Gerry Lopez and Kelly Slater
Santa Fe Springs, CA (July 26, 2005) — Each winter, Hawaii’s notorious North Shore of Oahu draws the best surfers inthe world to compete in six weeks of contests at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, pro surfing’s longest running competition. The Vans Triple Crown is staged at the most legendary of Hawaii’s big waves, the coral reefs of Haleiwa, the shifty, deep water peaks at Sunset Beach and the world’s most famous wave at the Banzai Pipeline. Now, the exciting highlights of this three-part contest, is edited down to sixty riveting minutes on DVD in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 04, released on July 26. The release also includes a bonus full-length CD featuring music from Epitaph’s biggest bands, from Pennywise to the Dropkick Murphys. Available online at www.vans.com, MSRP for the DVD/CD is $14.95.
Surf fans will get the chance to see all the highlights from Winter ’04 from Sunny Garcia’s dramatic win at Haleiwa to kick off his quest for a 5th overall Crown to World Champion Andy Iron’s dominating performance at the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing to wildcard entry Jamie O’Brien winning his first ever WCT event in his own front yard at the Rip Curl Pro Pipeline Masters. The DVD also features 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus features that go behind the scenes of the event and get into the personalities of legendary North Shore surfers, from Kelly Slater to Gerry Lopez.
“We’re very pleased to bring all the excitement from the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing to DVD for the very first time, said Doug Palladini, Vans’ Marketing Director. “Both casual and diehard surf fans will be excited by the big wave footage and the in-depth interviews with the personalities who make this surfing’s preeminent event.
In 2004, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing was the internet’s single most watched action sports event, offering up more than 2.2 million webstreams to viewers from all over the globe. The television broadcast of the series yielded over 2 million viewers over six hours of TV programming.
Look for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing ’04 DVD with the Epitaph bonus CD at better surf shops across the US and also at www.vans.com.
Founded by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in 1981 to be an artist-friendly haven for the burgeoning Los Angeles punk scene, Epitaph Records has since evolved into one of the most respected and influential independent record labels in the world.
For more information, visit www.vans.com.