The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has evolved as a digital video submission competition moving forward. It requires that you validly register for and are accepted into the event, surf at the traditional Vans Triple Crown locations of Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and Pipeline/Backdoor Pipe, between December 21, 2021 and January 21, 2022, and comply with submission guidelines to be eligible for monetary prizes for the respective winners.
This competition is recommended for highly experienced surfers only as it will be held at a time when waves on O‘ahu’s North Shore are typically big and challenging. You should be capable of surfing at the highest level at all three of these esteemed locations, on the biggest and best days of surf. Please note that Vans, WSL or anyone else involved with the event are not responsible for or available to assist prospective competitors with travel to, from or within Hawaii, lodging or transportation, or any testing or other federal, state or local requirements due to COVID-19.
The event’s mission remains to honor the legacy and progression of surf culture on the North Shore. It will champion inclusivity in surfing, equity in competition, and continue to highlight the thriving crop of surf talent that exists today.
The event will be an evolution of surf content that will attract new and core audiences while activating against Vans’ values of culture, community and sustainability.
All clips submitted for entry must be from the breaks outlined below:
The total, combined prize purse for this competition is US$217,000, split equally among men and women.
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories as outlined below:
The Overall Vans Triple Crown Champion Awards will go to the single highest scoring male, and single highest scoring female, based on their combined 6-ride total from all three locations (2 highest scored waves from each of the three (3) locations). Highest points total overall male, and highest points total overall female, will be crowned champions.
Individual Location Awards will be awarded to the top 5 scoring competitors - both male and female - based on their combined 2-ride total for that Location. Highest points total wins.
1st – 5th Place awarded for both men and women from each location = $30,000 (USD) Total Per location
Each week, for 4 weeks, one man and one woman will each be awarded a bonus prize of a $500 gift voucher to a local North Shore restaurant.
The male and female competitors who receive the highest amount of fan votes will each receive $1,500.
Overall men’s and women’s champs’ videographers will win $10,000 each. It is the responsibility of the men’s and women’s champions to identify their winning videographer.
Vans Crown Clips is a bonus prize offering within the overall Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
Each Monday, registered competitors can submit their best ride from the prior week only for judging. The video should be uploaded using the submission guidelines below.
After you upload your video, you will be able to download a formatted social-media version of the clip within a couple of minutes to promote for fan voting within the specified fan voting dates and times. Use of the provided clip will increase your exposure.
A Vans Crown Clips entry can also be used as one of your Top 6 overall rides entered into the Vans Triple Crown.
Vans Crown Clips #1:
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Vans Crown Clips #3:
Vans Crown Clips #4: