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12.2.09

Contest Wire

North Shore Poised for Epic Transformation

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 – Conditions are as calm as they get here on the North Shore of Oahu this-morning, however the seven-mile surf miracle will soon undergo an epic transformation, set to transition from smooth, small waves to mountainous surf by this-evening. Organizers of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing […]

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12.1.09

Contest Wire

Fanning Enters the Fray, Young Tops Scores at O'Neill World Cup

Sunset Beach, HI – (Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009) – World title campaigner Mick Fanning (Australia) clocked in at the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing today, hitting the water at Sunset Beach for his debut heat of the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. He looked sharp, highly motivated and ready […]

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11.29.09

Contest Wire

Clueless In Hawaii: Santa Cruz Rookie Nat Young's Introduction to Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (Sun. Nov. 29, 2009) – It was tough to spot Santa Cruz teenager Nat Young, 17, in the lineup at Sunset Beach today. Out in the water for round two of the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, Young’s windblown shock of white hair, white surfboard and white contest jersey blended perfectly […]

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11.29.09

Contest Wire

Garcia Commences O'Neill World Cup Campaign

Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (Sat. Nov. 28, 2009) – Sunset Beach bounced to life right on Sunny Garcia’s cue today, delivering punchy eight-foot-plus surf for the completion of the first round of the men’s O’Neill World Cup of Surfing. With a shot at his seventh Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series title, Garcia, 39, is […]

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11.23.09

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Joel Centeio Wins 2009 REEF Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa; Yeomans, Thompson Qualify for ASP World Tour

Haleiwa, HI (Nov. 23, 2009) – Patience and faith in his home break of Haleiwa delivered local boy Joel Centeio the biggest victory of his career today, winning the Reef Hawaiian Pro in 6- to 8-foot surf with a late barrel ride and only the mandatory two waves to his credit. Joel, 26, came from […]

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11.23.09

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Tanner Gudauskas keeps ASP Dream Tour Hopes Alive at Reef Hawaiian Pro

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sunday, November 22, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME Reef Hawaiian Pro saw up and coming American talent Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA), 21, keep his hopes for a spot on next year’s ASP World Tour alive when he advanced through to the Round […]

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11.23.09

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Parko and Gudauskas Highlight REEF Hawaiian Pro

Haleiwa, HI (Nov. 22, 2009) – Taking on world title contender Joel Parkinson (Australia) was all the incentive Southern California’s Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente) needed to take his surfing to the next level at the Reef Hawaiian Pro today – the first leg of the $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Tanner needs to reach […]

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11.23.09

Contest Wire

Big Waves Hit Your iPhone: Vans Launches First Ever Live Surfing app at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Haleiwa, HI – (November 23, 2009) – Coinciding with the arrival of huge waves on Oahu’s famous North Shore, surf fans can catch all the live action of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing with a $0.99 iPhone application, available now at the iTunes store. Delivering live contest webcasts, dynamic, real-time scoring and video-on-demand among […]

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11.23.09

Contest Wire

Solid Swell for Final Two Days of REEF Hawaiian Pro

1st Jewel of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing to be Decided Haleiwa, HI (Sun., Nov. 22, 2009) – Surfline.com, official forecasters for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, delivered great news this-morning for the final two days of the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the first jewel of the $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu’s […]

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11.18.09

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Garcia & Marzo Style Clash at Reef Hawaiian Pro

Haleiwa, HI (Nov. 18, 2009) – Sunny Garcia, 39, was once quoted as saying that “tricks are for kids”. Twenty years deep in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rock Star Energy Drink, Garcia’s power surfing looked to be pulling rank again today. In the second-to-last heat of the day, Garcia posted the […]

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