Haleiwa, Oahu/HAWAII (Sunday, November 25, 2018) – The second stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and concluding event of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) circuit, the Vans World Cup of Surfing QS 10,000 has been called ON today in solid surf with wave faces reaching 15ft. and clean, light easterly winds grooming the lineup. Round 1 will commence at 8:00a.m. and contest organizers anticipate a full day of competition with Heats 1 – 16 completing today.
“It’s Day 1 of the Vans World Cup and the surf is near-perfect conditions, 8-12ft,” said WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Tour Manager Marty Thomas. “We are going to see epic surfing today and an exciting Round 1 to kick things off.”
When Round 1 gets underway, local threats to keep an eye on include recent HIC Pro winner and North Shore standout Kiron Jabour in Heat 3, Big Wave World Champion Billy Kemper in Heat 9 and 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro victor and QS campaigner Josh Moniz in Heat 13. Round 1 will also see recently crowned regional QS Winners O’Neill Massin (PYF) from the WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui region, and Lucca Mesinas Novaro (PER) from the WSL North America region, go head-to-head in Heat 14 against North Shore’s Wyatt McHale (HAW) and Michael O’Shaughnessy (HAW).
An official press release will be distributed after competition ends for the day, while images and newsfeeds will be updated throughout the day at the links above.
The second event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Vans World Cup of Surfing, has a holding window from November 25 – December 6 and will take place at Sunset Beach. For more information about the event, including past champions, spectator tips, community events and more, please visit http://www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/.
Each event of the 2018 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will run on the four best days of surf within the event’s holding window. LIVE streaming is available on WorldSurfLeague.com, VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com, Facebook.com/wsllive and the WSL and Facebook apps (Facebook login required for mobile viewing). Or tune into Spectrum SURF Channel, which will televise the action LIVE and in replay on digital channels 20 and 1020HD, across the state of Hawaii.
|Round 1, Heat 1 – 16 called ON