Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
HONOLULU (Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012) — The $95,000 HIC Pro presented by Vans is underway today at Sunset Beach. Waves are currently in the 6- to 8-foot range but are expected to build to 12 feet by afternoon.
This is the first of four days of competition for the event, that has a holding period through November 10. (Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day – is a holiday and therefore there will be no competition on that day.)
The heat draw for HIC Pro can be found here on the aspworldtour schedule.
A complete wrap-up of the day will be issued this-afternoon. More information can be found at www.vans.com/hicpro.
The HIC Pro is a 4-star men’s ASP rated event, and the final star-rated event of the year. It is a local qualifier for the $1M Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that commences November 12 through December 20.
~ Aloha ~
LIVE BROADCAST DETAILS:
The HIC PRO will be webcast live at www.vans.com/hicpro, and broadcast on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hawaii and on the US West Coast:
- Hawaii: Channels 250 & 1250HD – depending upon Coldwater Classic World Tour event broadcast priority. Full live coverage from 10/29/12 – 11/2/12, and tape delay coverage from 11/2/12 through 11/10/12.
- Los Angeles, San Diego, Desert Cities: delayed broadcast, sunday, 12/2/12
- Delayed broadcast on Time Warner Cable SportsNet (check local listings)
About HIC – Hawaiian Island Creations:
Hawaii’s biggest and best selection of surf gear – since 1971 HIC has provided Hawaii with quality surfboards, skateboards, clothing and accessories – by surfers, for surfers. Locally owned and operated, the HIC retail chain includes eleven stores across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii and two in Japan. Through a commitment to quality, service and aloha spirit, the brand has built a reputation as an icon of Hawaiian surfing recognized throughout the world. Enjoy the ride!
Official HIC PRO event gear available at HIC stores in Hawaii and hicsurf.com
About Vans Surf:
Vans supports and promotes surfing and surfers through a full line of footwear and apparel and events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the ASP 4-Star Vans Pier Classic at Huntington Beach and the ASP 6-Star Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior at the East Coast Surfing Championships and the progressive longboard Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational contests. The Vans Surf team is led by a talented group of riders including Nathan Fletcher, John Florence, Joel Tudor, Dane Reynolds, Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Alex Knost, Andrew Doheny, Dylan Graves, Kalani Chapman, Wade Goodall and Leila Hurst. For more information on Vans’ surf happenings, our team plus our footwear and apparel, visit vanssurf.com and follow us on Twitter @vanssurf.