Event: $105,000 Chiemsee Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters
The Third Contest in the Red Dog Triple Crown of Surfing
The pioneer event of professional surfing, founded in 1971 by water sports enthusiast Fred Hemmings. This is the 25th anniversary of the longest running professional surf competition in the United States.
Sanctioned by the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) as the final World Championshp Tour event on the Coca-Cola/ASP World Tour. The Men's and Women's World Champions will be determined upon completion of the finals.
The Triple Crown Champion is determined by the number of points accumulated in all three contests. The winner will be announced following the final event of the Pipe Masters.
Sunny Garcia is the Triple Crown defending champion.
The venue for the men's contest is the famous and dangerous
Banzai Pipeline break at Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of Oah`u.
Men's holding period December 9 - 20, 1995
Competition is held on the two days the surf is best within the ten day waiting period as determined by the contest.
Daily start time: 8 a.m.
For announcements about contest progress and wave conditions
Listen to The Edge 97.5 FM, official Triple Crown radio station,
Telephone Surf News Network at 596-7873 or check the sports section in the daily newspapers.
Sponsored by: Chiemsee, ("kim-say") a German sportswear company.
Produced by: Triple Crown, Inc., Fred Williamson, Pres.
Executive Director: Randy Rarick
Contest Director: Bernie Baker
Media Director: Carol Hogan/Ocean Promotion
Surfers: Men's Competition: Limited trials of 32 invited surfers -all Pipeline elite. Four surfers will qualify to join the world's top rated 44 surfers, who are seeded into the Main Event and competing for the $105,000 purse.
Defending Champion: Kelly Slater, clinched his 1994 ASP World Championship title with his 1994 Pipeline win.
Awards: The Men's awards ceremony with Hawaiian entertainment and presentation of the winner and three runners-up is held on the beach stage at Ehukai immediately following the finals. A press conference will be held on site immediately following the awards.
Press Information: Please contact Carol Hogan/Ocean Promotion
The Chiemsee Pipe Masters press facility will be open throughout the contest, from 7:30 a.m. to the end of each day's competition.
A satellite news feed of the Main Event will be available in the late afternoon following the contest. For details, please contact Carol Hogan/Ocean Promotion
Internet information URL: http://holoholo.org/triplecrown/