THE 15TH ANNUAL G-SHOCK
TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING

The World's Best Professional Surfers
On the World's Best Waves


Schedule
Special Events Schedule

THE 1997 OP PRO SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
The first contest in the G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing
November 12 to November 23, 1997

Event: The 16th annual men's Op Pro Surfing Championshipis the first contest in the 1997 G-Shock Triple Crown of Surfing. It is a $60,000, 3-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).

Event: The $10,000 Women's Op Pro Surfing Championship is the first women's contest in the 1997 Triple Crown of Surfing. It is a 3-star WQS women's event on the Coca Cola/ASP World Tour sanctioned by the (ASP).

Event: The 8th annual Op Junior Surfing Championship, now in its second year in Hawai`i, is the only junior contest in the Triple Crown of Surfing. It offers $2,500 in scholarships to 32, nineteen and under surfers.

Where: All events take place at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.

When: The men's and women's holding periods are from November 12 through November 23, 1997. Daily start time: 8 am. The OP Junior holding period is November 15-23. Daily start time:8 am.

Hotline: 808-637-6376. Number in operation starting 11/12/97.


THE RIP CURL WORLD CUP OF SURFING presented by ZEAL OPTICS
The Second Men's Contest in the G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing
November 24 through December 6, 1997 and

THE QUIKSILVER ROXY PRO
The Second Women's Contest in the G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing
November 24 through December 6, 1997

Event: The 4-star, $80,000 Rip Curl World Cup of Surfing presented by Zeal Optics. The World Cup of Surfing, now entering its 22nd year of competition, is the second contest in the 1997 G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing

A 4-star (WQS) event sanctioned by the ASP. This is the final WQS event and will determine the top qualifiers for the 1998 ASP/WCT Season.

Event: The Quiksilver Roxy Pro. Sanctioned by the ASP. The Quiksilver women's contests will feature a $12,500, 4-star WQS leading into a $25,000 World Championship Tour (WCT), and is the finale of the Kahlua women's events on the Coca Cola/ASP World Tour. The Women's World Champion is determined upon completion of the finals.

New: The inaugural women's Triple Crown of Surfing Championship will be introduced this year, with a $7,500 winner-take-all-purse contributed by Kahlua.

Where: Both the Rip Curl World Cup of Surfing and the Quiksilver Roxy Pro will be held at Sunset Beach.

When: Holding Period November 24 to December 6, 1997, excluding Thanksgiving Day. Competition requires four full days and is held on the days the surf is biggest and best as determined by the contest director.

Hotline: 808-638-5024 Number in operation starting 11/24/97.


THE 27th ANNUAL CHIEMSEE GERRY LOPEZ PIPE MASTERS
The Third Contest in the G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing
December 8 through December 20, 1997

Event: The $120,600 Chiemsee Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters, the final contest in the G-Shock Triple Crown of Surfing. This pioneer event of professional surfing was founded in 1971 by water sports enthusiast Fred Hemmings. This is the oldest professional surf competition in the United States.

This event is Sanctioned by the ASP as the final men's WCT event on the Coca-Cola/ASP World Tour. The Men's World Champion is determined upon completion of the finals.

The Triple Crown Champion is determined by the number of points accumulated in all three contests. The 1997 champion will win a $7,500 winner-take-all purse.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony following the final Pipe Masters heat. Kaipo Jaquias won the 1996 Triple Crown title.

Where: The famous and dangerous Banzai Pipeline break at Ehukai Beach Park on O`ahu's North Shore.

When: Holding Period December 8-December 20, 1997. Competition requires four full days and is held on the days the surf is biggest and best as determined by the contest director.

Hotline: 808-638-5024 Number in operation starting 12/8/97.


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