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

Mick Fanning feels the force of the Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/Cestari ASP

Banzai Pipeline

Billabong Pipe Masters
(men’s event)
Dec. 8-20

Vans Duel for the Jewel
(women’s event)
Dec. 8-20

• Location: Ehukai Beach Park, Kamehameha Hwy, 7 miles east of Haleiwa town

• Known by surfers for:

       -  Its reputation as the most dangerous surf spot on Earth, claiming, on average, one life annually mostly due to its dangerous shallow reef. The last Pipeline death occurred in March 2008.

       - The biggest waves of all Triple Crown of Surfing events.

       - Producing some of the most photographed and filmed waves in the world.

• Beach access: Easy. Just off Kamehameha Hwy.

• Bathrooms? Yes

• Parking? The Ehukai Beach Park parking lot will be open first come, first serve. Parking will also be allowed along Kamehameha Hwy.

• Video highlights from the 2009 Billabong Pipe Masters:

• Billabong Pipe Masters defending champion: Taj Burrow (Australia)

• Vans Duel for the Jewel defending champion: None. This is a first-year competition replacing the Billabong Pro Maui, which could not secure a sponsor.

• Billabong Pipe Masters total prizes: $400,000

• Vans Duel for the Jewel total prizes: $55,000

For more information, event schedules, surf reports or to watch Triple Crown events live on streaming video, check out the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing official website.

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