Haleiwa, Oahu/HAWAII — (Wednesday, November 27, 2019) – The Vans World Cup roared back to life after another fresh West swell filled in at Sunset Beach for the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event and second gem of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. One of the most feared athletes in the draw, Jack Robinson (AUS), confirmed he belongs among the best by achieving the highest heat total of the event, a 16.07 in Round 2 Heat 9, in the clean 6-8ft. surf.
With powerful frontside surfing and stylish bottom turns, Robinson hammered an 8.67 for a power act and took the heat win from Charly Martin (FRA), who also advanced in second. After losing early in the first gem of the Vans Triple Crown – the Hawaiian Pro – Robinson hopes to put that result behind him and continue his journey to the 2020 Championship Tour (CT) with a massive victory at the big-wave venue. A true professional, Robinson is taking notes from his loss at Haleiwa.
“I just tried to simplify a little bit more,” said Robinson. “I didn’t surf too hard in that heat, just did what I had to do. The last contest was bad because I really didn’t even catch a wave so I was like, ‘Let’s just simplify and go out there and catch some waves.’ I know I can get this. So yeah, just simplify and not think too much because that’s when I surf my best.”