The $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown Triple Threat Hits the Ground Running at 8am

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii - The world’s first $1,000,000 surf series, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, gets underway on Oahu’s North Shore today with the battle for the record "Triple Threat" prize purse. Haleiwa plays host to the first jewel in the crown: the Reef Hawaiian Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME event.

Competition will get underway at 8am in the three-to-five-foot (2 - 3 metre) surf and there will be no time for warming up with the action thick and heavy from the starting horn. Round 1 features Dane Gudauskas (CA), Mark Mathews (Aus), and four former Vans Triple Crown champions in Hawaii’s Sunny Garcia, Derek Ho, Myles Padaca and Kaipo Jaquias.