O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

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The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing is a prestigious event in professional surfing held annually at Pūpūkea (Sunset Beach) on Oahu in ]]Hawaii]].

The event attracts hundreds of elite surfers from around the world, and is known for it’s huge waves.[1] It is one of the three men and women’s professional surfing events hosted Triple Crown of Surfing. More specially, It is the second jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

History[edit]

The first competition was held in 1975. Of the 22 surfers who have won the event, 7 went on to become world champions. This competition is the final stop of the 2010 Association of Surfing Professional Tour, and the ASPW Tour as well. Top performers of the event share a prize money that varies from year to year, along with points which go to the Triple Crown competition. Brazil'sRaoni Monteiro, 28, became the first South American male in 20 years to win the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach for 2010.[1] Fabio Gouveria from South America won the tile in 1991. Tyler Wright from Australia has won the Women’s Cup twice, once when she was 16, and once when she was 19[2][3] In 2005 Jake Paterson from Australia won his second O’Neill World Cup of Surfing title.[4] In 2006, native Hawaiian resident, Makuakai Rothman won the O’Neil World Cup of Surfing, and took home $125,000 in prize money.[5] In 2009, the winner of O’Neil event received $20,000, and the most consistent performer across all three Van’s events received a $50,000 bonus.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing[edit]

The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing is presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and is the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing [4]

The $740,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing consists of three different competitions held in Hawaii. They the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park, Nov. 12-24, the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Nov.25-Dec.6, Billabong Pipeline Masters (men), at the Banzai Pipeline, Dec. 8-20 and Billabong Pro Maui (women),Honolulu Bay, Maui, Dec. 8-20 (WCT)[6]

Not only do the winners receive up to $740,000 in prize money, but both the men's and women's Vans Triple Crown champions will receive a limited edition $25,000 Chevy Colorado truck. The men's champion will also receive a custom $10,000 Nixon watch.[5]

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is considered to be a surfer’s ultimate test. Each competition offers different challenges. CJ Hobgood from the US, scored highest in the men’s O’Neil World Cup of Surfing in 2008.[7]

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is made possible through the support of Op, Roxy, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Billabong, Surfing, Oahu’s Turtle Bay Beach Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, G-Shock, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Fox Sports Net and Road Runner High Speed Online.[4]

Sunset Beach Plays a Vital Role in Women’s Surfing History[edit]

Laura Blears changed the face of professional female surfing by competing in the all-male Smirnoff Pro competition in 1974 at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. After her appearance in Competition, women became a normal feature the competitions cumulating in Hawaii. In 2010, Sunset Beach plays a vital role in women’s professional surfing history when O’Neill sponsored the first elite women’s World Tour Event. This event was the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The O’Neill Women’s World cup of Surfing competition took place at Sunset Beach, Hawaii, November 24-December 6 in 2010, and continues to take place year after year during that same time at Sunset Beach Hawaii. It is the next-to-last contest of the women’s Championship Tour. World Cup of Surfing Sunset Beach O’Neill is playing a role in women’s history by sponsoring the event. Randy Rarick is the executive director of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. He is extremely excited about the O’Neill Women’s World Cup of Surfing event at Sunset Beach, and is even more excited about the future of women’s surfing. . The two surfers, Gilmore and Parkinson lead the Vans Triple Crown Title Race.. The winning female athlete would take home $100,000 is prize money. The event determined the top 4 women for the final pipe showdown. After the event, the 2011 World Tour was decided in Sunset[4][7][8]

Women’s 2010 Results[edit]

O'Neill Women's World Cup of Surfing 10 best wave scores

Number Score Competitor Heat #

Round

Day

1

9.00

Carissa Moore

4

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

2

8.50

Sally Fitzgibbons

4

Round 1

24/Nov/2010

3

8.50

Malia Manuel

2

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

4

8.33

Stephanie Gilmore

1

Semis

2/Dec/2010

5

8.00

Tyler Wright

1

Semis

2/Dec/2010

6

7.83

Carissa Moore

4

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

7

7.70

Stephanie Gilmore

1

Semis

2/Dec/2010

8

7.67

Stephanie Gilmore

2

Round 1

24/Nov/2010

9

7.50

Melanie Bartels

3

Round 1

24/Nov/2010

10

7.37

Melanie Bartels

4

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

[9]

Heat # 1 Women's Final

Singlet Color

Place

Points

Name

From Prize Money

Red

3

10.27

Stephanie Gilmore

AUS

$6,500

White

1

17.24

Tyler Wright

AUS

$12,000

Yellow

4

9.96

Sally Fitzgibbons

AUS

$6,000

Blue

2

11.43

Coco Ho

HAW

$7,000

[9]

Women's 10 Best Average Heat Points

Number

Total

Best

Competitor

Heat # Round

%

1

16.83

2

Carissa Moore

4

Quarters

84.15%

2

16.03

2

Stephanie Gilmore

1

Semis

80.15%

3

15.67

2

Malia Manuel

2

Quarters

78.35%

4

14.83

2

Sally Fitzgibbons

4

Round 1

74.15%

5

14.50

2

Tyler Wright

1

Semis

72.50%

6

14.20

2

Melanie Bartels

4

Quarters

71.00%

7

14.00

2

Silvana Lima

1

Semis

70.00%

8

13.00

2

Malia Manuel

1

Semis

65.00%

9

12.94

2

Stephanie Gilmore

2

Quarters

64.70%

10

12.94

2

Silvana Lima

3

Round 1

64.70%

[9]

2010 Women's Wave Statistics[edit]

The O'Neill Women's World Cup of Surfing attracts elite female surfers from around the world. The competition is known for its big waves, and is the ultimate test. The competition takes days, so the conditions vary from day to day.

A total of 205 waves surfed in 12 heats ...

5 waves

Counted as Excellent

38 waves

Counted as Good

50 waves

Counted as Regular

60 waves

Counted as Poor

Statistics of tabulated waves

A total of 95 waves that were used for tabulation ...

5 waves counted

as Excellent

34 waves counted

as Good

33 waves counted

as Regular

21 waves counted

as Poor

[9]

Men’s 2010 Results[edit]

10 Best Wave Scores

Number

Score

Name Heat

Round

Day

1

9.57

Tyler Wright

1

Final

2/Dec/2010

2

8.87

Josh Kerr

1

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

3

8.67

Raoni Monteiro

6

Round of 32

2/Dec/2010

4

8.67

Rudy Palmboom

5

Round of 128

24/Nov/2010

5

8.60

Raoni Monteiro

3

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

6

8.50

Granger Larsen

2

Semis

2/Dec/2010

7

8.50

Adrian Buchan

1

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

8

8.50

John John Florence

3

Quarters

2/Dec/2010

9

8.33

Julian Wilson

4

Round of 64

1/Dec/2010

10

8.33

Joel Parkinson

14

Round of 96

1/Dec/2010

[10]

10 Best Average Heat Points

Number

Total

Best

Competitor

Heat #

Round

%

1

17.24

2

Tyler Wright

1

Final

86.20%

2

16.87

2

Josh Kerr

1

Quarters

84.35%

3

15.90

2

Granger Larsen

2

Semis

79.50%

4

15.83

2

Julian Wilson

4

Round of 64

79.15%

5

15.80

2

John John Florence

3

Quarters

79.00%

6

15.50

2

Adrian Buchan

1

Quarters

77.50%

7

15.50

2

Joel Parkinson

14

Round of 96

77.50%

8

15.37

2

Raoni Monteiro

3

Quarters

76.85%

9

15.34

2

Rudy Palmboom

5

Round of 128

76.70%

10

15.20

2

Raoni Monteiro

2

Semis

76.00%

[10]

Men's 2010 Wave Statistics[edit]

A total of 962 waves surfed in 41 heats for the men's competition.

17 waves were Excellent

122 waves were Good

223 waves were Regular

247 waves were Poor

[10]

A total of 326 waves were used for tabulation ...

17 waves counted as Excellent

111 waves counted as Good

132 waves counted as Regular

60 waves counted as Poor

[10]

Men's Results 2007[edit]

FINAL RESULTS

Rank

Competitor

From

Prize Money

1st

Makuakai Rothman

Hawaii

$15,000

2nd

Leonardo Neves

Brazil

$7,500

3rd

Mick Fanning

Australia

$4,000

4th

Daniel Ross,

Australia

$3,000

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monteiro and Wright win in the Boneyard". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  2. ^ a b Bernardo, Miranda (November 6, 2007). "Makua Rothman Claims the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing.". Surfersvillage.co. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Miller, Jason (3 December 2010). "Raoni Monteiro Wins O’neill World Cup of Surfing Sunset Beach". SURFING Magazine. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "O'Neill World Cup of Surfing 2005 - WQS Sunset Beach, Hawaii". SURFER Magazine. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Makua Rothman claims the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing". Surfersvillage.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Triple Crown of Surfing". 
  7. ^ a b "O'neill World Cup of Surfing to Start | SURFING Magazine". SURFING Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  8. ^ "O'Neill World Cup of Surfing 2005 - WQS Sunset Beach, Hawaii | SURFER Magazine". SURFER Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d "O'Neill Womens World Cup of Surfing". www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d "O'Neill World Cup of Surfing Results". www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 

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