Hawaiian Opening Ceremony to Commence Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Hawaiian Opening Ceremony to Commence
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 

• Wednesday, November 13 at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park
• Community to Welcome Traveling Athletes, Staff for 37th Annual Surfing Series

Pictured: Last year’s opening ceremony featured a heartfelt oli from the younger generation of the local community.
© WSL / Heff

Haleiwa, Oahu/HAWAII — (Monday, November 11, 2019) – The North Shore of Oahu, surfing’s epicenter, will once again host the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, as 2019 marks the 37th consecutive year of crowning Champions.

This heritage surfing series is where athletes come to define their career in a global gathering of world-class competition, community movements, youthful progression and legendary anecdotes. For six weeks, from November 13 to December 20, the North Shore becomes an energetic seven-mile stretch where the sport’s greatest stories come to life.

Days away from kicking off, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will commence on Wednesday, November 13, with athletes, staff and community members converging for a traditional Hawaiian welcoming protocol.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00am
Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park (Hawaiian Pro event site)
Join the North Shore community as they welcome traveling athletes and staff to the shores of Haleiwa for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in traditional, authentic Hawaiian style. The gathering will take place at the Hawaiian Pro event site on the grass in front of the country flags at 7:00am and feature welcome speeches, oli chants, a blessing, lei offerings and more.

Fans eager to catch the action can witness the VTCS LIVE via the world-class broadcast on WorldSurfLeague.com, VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com, Facebook.com/wsllive and on the free WSL app. Or tune into Spectrum SURF channels 20 and 1020HD, which will televise the action LIVE and in replay across the state of Hawaii.

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About the WSL 
The World Surf League (WSL), established in 1976, is the enablement platform for surfing and surfers worldwide. The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.

The WSL is a global organization, headquartered in Santa Monica and with regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. The WSL possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation, and performance at the highest levels.

The WSL is comprised of Tours & Events, celebrating the world’s best surfers across all disciplines and annually running more than 180 global contests and crowning the undisputed World Champions across all divisions; WSL WaveCo, where innovation meets experience; and WSL Studios, which offers best in class storytelling across competition, lifestyle, and conservation.

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com