Reef Hawaiian Pro Ready for Thursday Morning Start
1352942825 - Reef Hawaiian Pro 2012
HONOLULU - (Wednesday, November 14, 2012) -- The REEF Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park - the first jewel of the $1million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by
vitaminwater - is ready for an 8am start tomorrow morning, following an early Hawaiian beach blessing.
Surfline.com forecasts an increase in swell for tomorrow through Saturday, peaking Friday in the double-overhead range.
When competition gets underway, the REEF Clash of the Legends, presented by Bud Light Lime, will also hit the waves, featuring four icons of surf: world champions Tom Curren (USA), Mark Occhilupo (AUS), Sunny Garcia (Hawaii), and former Reef Hawaiian Pro/Vans Triple Crown champion Kaipo Jaquias (Hawaii).
The Clash of the Legends stars have inspired generations since dominating surfing's limelight back in the '80s & '90s.... Sunny and Occy are still active competitors and will in fact be doing double time this week as both Legends and challengers in the main event.
Watch the new REEF Clash of the Legends video
Each of the three events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has a two-week holding period within which to run, requiring just 3-4 days of excellent surf to be completed. To find out when the event is running, log on to:
The events will also be broadcast live on Oceanic Time Warner Cable around Hawaii on channels 250 & 1250HD; in Los Angeles on channel 101*; in San Diego on channel 411*; and in Desert Cities on channel 111*. *partial live coverage, subject to pre-emption for local CIF prep sports playoffs.
TODAY'S SPECIAL EVENT FOR THOSE ON THE NORTH SHORE:
Talk Story & Movies at Surfer, The Bar: John Florence & the Gudauskas Bros. present Get-N Classic movies 1 & 2, 8pm intro followed by movies.
Those not on the North Shore can watch LIVE here at 8pm Hawaii time.