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IT's ON for Saturday. Yesterday: SOUTH AFRICA'S DE VRIES TASTES PERFECTION IN GIANT, BARRELING SURF AT VANS WORLD CUP OF SURFING

South Africa's Beyrick De Vries, 20, will be riding high for days after living a moment of perfection at Sunset Beach during the Vans World Cup of Surfing today. In a late afternoon heat, on a triple overhead wave, De Vries scored the event's only perfect 10 to date for a huge, deep tube ride that has been tagged the best barrel ever surfed on Sunset's west peak during competition. The surf was absolutely perfect for most of the day, peaking with wave face heights of up to 25 feet and light offshore winds.

   

Heavy Sunset Beach has surfers pushing limits for Black Friday.

HONOLULU - (Friday, Nov. 29, 2013) -- A macking NW swell with wave face heights of up to 20 feet on the inside has set an intimidating stage for the VANS World Cup of Surfing today. At the upper limit of its range, Sunset Beach is one of the most challenging waves on the planet. It will surely be daunting for the younger set of competitors who will hit the water this-morning, including 16-year-olds Kalani David & Seth Moniz (Hawaii), and 19-year-old Cooper Chapman (Australia).  Competition is underway at 8am, with the peak of the swell due late morning. GO HERE

   

Some history & insight into Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is one of the most famous big wave surfing spots on the North Shore of Oahu. Between the 1950s and the 1980s, it was considered the ultimate test and the most important surf beach in the world.


Originally named "Paumalu", Sunset Beach offers a dangerous lava-rock reef and, at least, six wave peaks: Val's Reef, The Bowl, West Peak, Sunset Point, & The North Wall.

   

Seth Moniz © ASP/Cestari smiles through the barrell at Sunset Beach. He's only 16. Clearly going somewhere.

Australia's Cooper Chapman & Hawaii's Seth Moniz Inspirational youth.

"There are so many good waves, I just got into a rhythm," said Seth. "I got my first (score of) six and then I just kept moving up from there. It's fun. "I've been surfing this break since I was 10, and this is such a great event to do. I love it when it's just fun and playful. My dad knows a lot about these breaks so he shares with us. It's good to have him around, he just knows what boards to ride." Get the whole scoops inside.

   

The Vans World Cup kicks off on a 5-7' NW

The Vans Triple Crown 2nd Jewel has tons of swell in the forecast. Expect to see fun to heavy Sunset surf through out the event. Tuesday has the round of 128 starting at 8am. Learn about past Champs and the contest with one click.

   

'Talk Story' this Wednesday with Tony Harrington at Surfer the Bar

“Whether you are 8 or 80 years old, if you love to surf, you love getting barrelled; that’s what we go into the water seeking each day and talk about each afternoon,” explained Tony “Harro” Harrington, the project director.

“At its core, surfing is all about the barrel and now there is the technology to allow surfers to shoot and share their experiences from the very heart of waves. We’ll be ‘sharing the stoke’ here at www.surfthebarrel.com and are overwhelmed at the amount of great barrels we already have lined up for the website kick off.”

   

Michel Bourez Wins Reef Hawaiian Pro

Tahiti’s Michel Bourez has won the REEF Hawaiian Pro, the $40,000 prize purse, and takes an early lead of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater®. Bourez, 27, built momentum through the earlier rounds of this competition and was clearly unstoppable by the final. He survived a late charge by Haleiwa local Fred Patacchia, 31, and was well clear of Jeremy Flores (France) and Dion Atkinson (Australia), who finished third and fourth respectively. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing now moves north to Sunset Beach for stop No. 2: The Vans World Cup of Surfing, which will likely commence Tuesday.

   

1230pm: Michel 'the Spartan' Bourez wins the Reef Hawaiian Pro with Freddy P in 2nd, Jeremy Flores in 3rd and Dion Atkinson in 4th

Full story coming. Surf was 3-4' and real decent.

It has been five years since Tahiti’s Michel Bourez scored the first major victory of his career here at the REEF Hawaiian Pro, but Haleiwa still holds a special place for him and continues to draw out his best. Despite unusually small surf for Hawaii at this time of year, Bourez put on a sterling performance today, closely followed by Dane Reynolds (USA), Adriano De Souza (Brazil), and Mick Fanning (Australia). The Reef Hawaiian Pro is the first of three events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater®.

   

2nd Annual Big Wave Summit takes place at Turtle Bay

It began a couple years ago as a CPR class. Sion Milosky had passed a few months prior and Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto knew it was time to make big-wave surfing safer. In a barn on Kohl’s North Shore property, they held the class and a couple dozen big-wave surfers left feeling more prepared than ever before. Last year, it expanded. They held an all day event at Turtle Bay and in addition to CPR, they learned rescue theory and had a chance to test it out in the water. This year, it grew even more. The two day event saw 60 surfers — including guys like John John Florence, Nic Lamb and Ben Wilkinson — spend a full day in the classroom and a full day in the water. With North Shore waters like a still pond and Kirk Passmore’s death fresh on everyone’s minds, legendary waterman Brian Keaulana had his students’ full attention. And when class was dismissed on Wednesday evening, it was no exaggeration to say that the big-wave community is a whole lot safer.

   

Kelia Moniz Claims Back to Back ASP Women’s World Longboard Titles

Kelia Moniz (HAW) has won the Swatch Girls Pro China hosted by Wanning over Chelsea Williams (AUS) and by doing so, claimed her second consecutive ASP Women’s World Longboard Title. For the third year in a row this event has crowned the ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion, and also for the third year in a row the same two surfers have made the Final, with Williams winning in 2011, and Moniz taking it out last year.

   

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