A Winner Will Be Crowned Today at the Vans World CupDec 02, 2017
The final day of the Vans World Cup of Surfing has been called ON today, Saturday, December 2, in 4-6ft.+ NNW swell at Sunset Beach with gusty ENE winds. With the forecast for the remainder of the holding period not looking promising, contest organizers made the decision to finish the event today and take advantage of the conditions on offer. "The swell has dropped some over night but we still have contestable surf on hand at Sunset," said Marty Thomas, WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Tour Manager and Vans Triple Crown Contest Director.
Deputy Commissioner Travis Logie furthered this notion: "There is still some swell around and with the forecast for the next couple days looking dicey, today is the best option. Qualification hopefuls have destiny in their own hands today, it's going to be fascinating watching them navigate the conditions at tricky Sunset Beach."
Round 4 will get underway at 8am HST with Matt Wilkinson (AUS), who asserted his dominance in the lineup on Day 2 of the event after dropping a 9.33 in the final heat; Caio Ibelli (BRA), another athlete who has added to the event's near-perfect scores with a 9.10 on Day 3; Dion Atkinson (AUS), who has earned his place after grinding through Round 1; and Adriano de Souza (BRA), 2015 World Champion and Billabong Pipe Masters winner.