20th Anniversary Vans Triple Crown of Surfing|
Celebrates with Added Event Schedule
SURF FEST Music & Lifestyle Event, Nov. 10, Launches Series
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing,
held on the North Shore of O`ahu from November 12, 2002, to December 20, 2002,
the world¹s premier surfing series will this year be offering a comprehensive
calendar of extra events for the public.
Topping the list will be the Vans Triple Crown Surf Fest to be staged at
Kualoa Ranch on the east side of O`ahu on Sunday, November 10, 2002. This music and
lifestyle extravaganza will capture the essence of surf culture with the
- * a bill of major mainland musical talent,
- * a surf village with many of the top surfing pros on hand for autographs
and pictures including the Roxy Pro female riders,
- * skateboarding demonstrations on a 20 foot half pipe by Vans skaters Neal
Hendrix, Omar Hassan, Steve Caballero and Mike Crum.
The Vans Triple Crown Surf Fest will offer a Rock and Reggae afternoon
mega-concert featuring The Marley's, Pennywise, Face to Face, Long Beach Short
Bus, Slightly Stoopid, Ookl`ah the Moc, Go Jimmy Go, Generic, and Pepper.
Tickets go on sale October 16, 2002 at all Ticket Plus locations. Charge by
phone 526-4400 or online (service charges
For media inquiries/attendance for Surf Fest:
Rick Schneider, Hawaiian Hurricane Productions
Tel: (808) 732-9575 or
For Vans Triple Crown of Surfing inquiries:
Jodi Young, Tel: (808) 638-7700
This is the first in a series of parties celebrating The VANS Triple Crown of
Surfing events. A full schedule follows over page.
VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING EVENTS SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 10, 2002
Vans Triple Crown Surf Fest at Kualoa Ranch. Featuring live music,
skateboarding demonstrations, surf village and food & beverage booths. 8am to 5pm.
Tuesday, November 12, 2002 Saturday, November 23, 2002
The Vans Hawaiian Pro & Roxy Pro surf events at Hale`iwa Ali`i Beach Park. The
first stage of the 20th anniversary Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, these events
will be held on the best four days of surf during the holding period.
Saturday, November 16, 2002
Hawaii Independent Cruise and Woody Club Car Display. At Hale`iwa Ali`i Beach
Park from 11:00am 3:00pm. A display of hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of Hawaii's best hot rods and Woodies, courtesy of Hawaii Independent Cruise
Nights. To be held in conjunction with the Vans Hawaiian Pro/Roxy Pro, whether
the surf contest is on or not.
Friday, November 22, 2002
The Roxy Pro Wrap-Up Party & Awards Ceremony at the Hawaiian Hut - featuring
live music with the Roxy Girls and contestants in attendance.
Saturday, November 23, 2002
"Big Surf, Big Meets, Big Waves" Display at the Outrigger Waikiki on the
Beach, hotel lobby. Pro surfers signing autographs, movie and video show, book
signing of "Eddie Would Go" along with "Surf Meets Past & Present" memorabilia
To be held in conjunction with the Outrigger Hotels and the Hawaii
International Surfing Museum.
Sunday, November 24, 2002 to Saturday December 7, 2002
Second stage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: the men's Rip Curl Cup at
Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort Women's Pro on the shores of the Turtle
Bay Resort. Events will take place on the best days of surf during the holding
Friday, November 29, 2002
North Shore Lifeguard Party at Waimea Falls Park, Pikake Pavilion. 7:00pm to
midnight. Live music featuring The Mermen, plus special surf video premier. A
fund-raiser for the North Shore Lifeguard Association.
Saturday, November 30, 2002
Free CPR classes conducted by the North Shore Lifeguard Association at Sunset
Beach Elementary School. Noon to 4:00pm.
Sunday, December 1, 2002
North Shore Lifeguard Safety Clinic at Sunset Beach. Noon to 2:00pm. Lectures,
demonstrations and rescue displays.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Opening Ceremony of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay.
Thursday, December 5, 2002
Start of the holding period for the annual Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau
at Waimea Bay. Holding period runs through February 28, 2003, with competition
to be held when waves peak at over 20 feet.
Friday, December 6, 2002
SURF NIGHT at Sunset Beach Elementary School. 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Featuring
video showing, free prize drawings and autograph signings by top pro surfers.
Saturday, December 7, 2002
The Xbox Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters Kick-off Party at Hawaiian Waters
Adventure Park. Gates open at 6:00pm. Wave pool exhibition by top pro surfers
including Kelly Slater, Bruce & Andy Irons, C.J. Hobgood, Kalani Robb & Taj
Burrow. Autograph session, big screen display of Kelly Slater's Activision
surf game, live music and 9:00pm concert featuring Naughty By Nature.
Sunday, December 8, 2002, to Friday, December 20, 2002
The third and final stage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: the Xbox Gerry
Lopez Pipeline Masters at Pipeline and the women¹s Billabong Pro Maui.
Competition will be held on the best days of surf during the holding period.
Saturday, December 14, 2002
Punk-On-The-Rock Concert at Pipeline Café. 4:00pm onwards. Featuring the music
of Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Drowning Adam and 86 List.
Friday, December 20, 2002
The Official Wrap-up Party for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Hard Rock
Café in Waikiki from 9:30pm to 2:00am.
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