Action On Hold for Op Pro Hawaii
Action is still on hold for the Op Pro Hawaii, the 6 star WQS contest and the First Jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
The event has been scheduled to take place between November 12 - 22, 2006 at Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu with a prize purse of $125,000 up for grabs for the ASP's top WQS and WCT male surfer contestants.
All Vans Triple Crown of Surfing events take place in the natural phenomenon of big winter surf. Each of the three events that make up the Series are allotted a holding period of around 12 days, however only four or five days are needed to run each event to completion. As such, organisers have around seven or eight days to put a hold on proceedings to await the best possible surf.
Today is technically a contest day for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series, but organisers are utilizing a lay day. A highly unseasonal flat spell is presently occuring, but it will only be a matter of days before the the current pattern breaks. At that time, competition will be on.
If you'd like to examine the long-range swell forecasts for the Vans Triple Crown, take a trip to www.surfline.com. They'll fill you in on approaching swell and conditions and provide an indication of when competition is likely to get underway.
To find out the daily status of competition, log on to www.triplecrownofsurfing.com after 7am and you'll be brought up to speed.