Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a Hawaii a specialty series of professional surfing events that have been held annually since 1983 on the North Shore of Oahu – a coastline world-famous in the surfing world for its powerful winter swells that can reach 50 feet in height.
The Triple Crown was founded by former World Champion (1968) Fred Hemmings, and Randy Rarick, who produced the Triple Crown events. The Series came under Vans’ ownership in 1998 and remains one of Vans’ most iconic properties to this day.
The three unique venues of Haleiwa, Sunset, and Pipeline each offer their own set of challenges for the surfer. They are also the last three major events of the professional surfing season; the Pipe Masters being the final event of the World Surf League Championship Tour up until 2020 when it became the first event of the 2021 season (although still held in December of 2020).