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HAWAII Magazine spectator guide to the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing



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Pro surfer Mason Ho taking taking a wave at Sunset Beach. Photo: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Sunset Beach

O’Neill World Cup of Surfing
(men’ event)
Nov. 24 - Dec.6

The Gidget Pro
(women’s event)
Nov. 24 - Dec. 6

• Location: Kamehameha Hwy, 8 miles east of Haleiwa town

• Known by surfers for:

        - Its reputation as a surf break where champions are made and broken.

        - The “West Peak”—a classic Sunset Beach wave known for being fast-moving and unpredictable.

        - A strong rip current dubbed “Sunset Rip”—a challenge for surfers trying to complete their ride on the break’s “West Peak.”

• Beach access: Easy. Just off of Kamehameha Hwy.

• Bathrooms? Yes

• Parking? The Sunset Beach Park parking lot will be open first come, first serve. Parking will also be allowed along Kamehameha Hwy, but if surf is big expect a bit of walk to the beach.

• Video highlights from the 2009 O'Neill World Cup of Surfing:



• Video highlights from the 2009 Gidget Pro:




• O’Neill World Cup of Surfing defending champion: Joel Parkinson (Australia)

• Gidget Pro defending champion: Carissa Moore (Oahu, Hawaii)

• O’Neill World Cup of Surfing total prizes:
$145,000

• Gidget Pro total prizes: $100,000


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