Zeal Optics Presents


The Second Men's Contest in the
G-SHOCK Triple Crown of Surfing
November 24 through December 6, 1997

Australia's Mike Rommelse WINS! World Cup 12/04/97

Rip Curl Announces Sponsorship
of 1997 World Cup of Surfing

Event: The 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 World Qualifying Series (WQS) event sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP). This is the final WQS event and will determine the top qualifiers for the 1998 ASP/WCT season.

Where: Sunset Beach - on the North Shore of O`ahu.

Contest Format, Past Winners & Prizes

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

The Quiksilver Roxy Women's Pro event runs in conjunction with the Men's Rip Curl World Cup at Sunset Beach.

For announcements about contest progress and wave conditions, listen to Surf News Network at 596-7873 or check the sports section in the daily newspapers.

Who: Sponsored by: Rip Curl International
Produced by: Triple Crown, Inc.
Executive Director: Randy Rarick
Contest Director: Bernie Baker
Media Director: Carol Hogan/Ocean Promotion

Defending Champion: Paul Paterson, Australia.

Prize Money: $80,000

Surfers: 132 men will compete for the $80,000 combined purse in trial rounds and Main event.

Awards: An awards ceremony and presentation of the winner and three runners-up is held on the beach stage immediately following the finals. A press conference will be held on site immediately following the awards.

Press Facility: The press facility will be open at Sunset Beach on surfing days from 8:00 a.m. to the end of each day's competition. Hotline: 808-638-5024.

Internet: Pre-contest information is available on the Internet. Results of the Rip Curl World Cup of Surfing will be posted on the Internet at the following location: http://holoholo.org/triplecrown/

Press Information in Australia:
Please contact Gary Dunne, Rip Curl Australia
Phone: 011-613-5261-0000 ~ Fax: 011-613-5261-5432
Email: gdunne@ripcurl.com.au

Press Information in the USA:
Please contact Carol Hogan/Ocean Promotion
73-1241 Melomelo Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone & Fax: 808-325-7400
Email address: oceanpro@interpac.net

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