Triple Crown of Surfing

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The Triple Crown of Surfing is a Hawaii a specialty series of professional surfing events that have been held annually since 1983 on the North Shore of Oahu, a coastline whose winter swells can reach 50 feet (15 m) in height.

The Triple Crown was founded by former World Champion (1968) Fred Hemmings, and Randy Rarick, who produced the Triple Crown events. The Series came under Vans' ownership in 1998.

The three venues of Haleiwa, Sunset, and Pipeline are the last three major events of the professional surfing season; the Pipe Masters being the final event of the World Surf League Championship Tour up until 2020 when it became the first event of the 2020-21 wraparound season in December 2020.

In 2020, under challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the series went fully digital. Surfers had from December 21, 2020, to January 15, 2021, to upload their two best video clips from each of the three venues. The women's division returned to Pipeline. The digital Vans Triple Crown of Surfing awarded individual location titles for Haleiwa, Sunset and Pipeline, as well as overall Vans Triple Crown champion titles to the top performing man and woman across all three locations, with a total prize purse of $200,000 split equally among men and women. There was also a digital Fan Vote title, for fan favorites, for the first time. The Pipeline event is not to be confused with the 2020 Pipeline Masters tournament that was held to start the 2020-21 wraparound season.

The events are:

In addition to individual event champions, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing crowns an overall champion each year. This goes to the surfer who has performed best across all three competitions.

Men's & Women's Triple Crown Champions[edit]

2021 John John Florence Hawaii Carissa Moore Hawaii
2020 John John Florence Hawaii Carissa Moore Hawaii
2019 Kelly Slater USA No Women's Division
2018 Jessé Mendes Brazil No Women's Division
2017 Griffin Colapinto USA No Women's Division
2016 John John Florence Hawaii No Women's Division
2015 Gabriel Medina Brazil No Women's Division
2014 Julian Wilson Australia No Women's Division
2013 John John Florence Hawaii No Women's Division
2012 Sebastian Zietz Hawaii No Women's Division
2011 John John Florence Hawaii No Women's Division
2010 Joel Parkinson Australia Stephanie Gilmore Australia
2009 Joel Parkinson Australia Stephanie Gilmore Australia
2008 Joel Parkinson Australia Stephanie Gilmore Australia
2007 Bede Durbidge Australia Megan Abubo Hawaii
2006 Andy Irons Hawaii Sofia Mulanovich Peru
2005 Andy Irons Hawaii Chelsea Hedges Australia
2004 Sunny Garcia Hawaii No Women's Division
2003 Andy Irons Hawaii Keala Kennelly Hawaii
2002 Andy Irons Hawaii Neridah Falconer Australia
2001 Myles Padaca Hawaii No Women's Division
2000 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Heather Clarke South Africa
1999 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Trudy Todd Australia
1998 Kelly Slater USA Layne Beachley Australia
1997 Michael Rommelse Australia Layne Beachley Australia
1996 Kaipo Jaquias Hawaii No Women's Division
1995 Kelly Slater USA No Women's Division
1994 Sunny Garcia Hawaii No Women's Division
1993 Sunny Garcia Hawaii No Women's Division
1992 Sunny Garcia Hawaii No Women's Division
1991 Tom Carroll Australia No Women's Division
1990 Derek Ho Hawaii No Women's Division
1989 Gary Elkerton Australia No Women's Division
1988 Derek Ho Hawaii No Women's Division
1987 Gary Elkerton Australia No Women's Division
1986 Derek Ho Hawaii No Women's Division
1985 Michael Ho Hawaii No Women's Division
1984 Derek Ho Hawaii No Women's Division
1983 Michael Ho Hawaii No Women's Division

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