The HIC PRO presented by Vans is called off for today. Surface charts showing NW swell on tap for the weekend. Next call is Friday, November 2nd at 6:30am PST.2012 HIC Pro
No contest today, continued small 2-3 foot waves. Forecast improving over the next couple days. Check back tomorrow for the call at 6:30am HST.2012 HIC Pro
The HIC PRO presented by Vans OFF Tuesday, Oct. 30th. 2-3' on the point decreasing through the day, proper Sunset swell in the forecast. Next call is 6:30am HST tomorrow.2012 HIC Pro
The HIC PRO presented by Vans is officially OFF for Monday October 29th. Surf is 2-3 feed out of the north west, incoming swell looks promising for a contest start later in the week. Check for the call 6:30am HST tomorrow morning.2012 HIC Pro
The holding period for the $95,000 HIC Pro presented by Vans officially starts today, but organizers will wait until the next round of swell later in the week for competition to commence. Waves at Sunset Beach are only in the waist- to head-high range today.
The HIC Pro holding period extends through to November 10 and the event requires just four full days of competition. The heat draw for HIC Pro can be found here on the aspworldtour schedule.
The next official update will be issued when competition starts. In the interim, 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.
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On the heels of the first major winter swell to hit the Hawaiian Islands, the HIC PRO presented by VANS will launch the 2012/13 North Shore big wave winter competition season on October 29, running through November 10. The HIC PRO is a $95,000 4-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals event.
A vital launching pad for local rising surf stars, the HIC PRO is a local qualifier for the 30th Anniversary $1million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that will follow from November 12 through December 20.
A total of 144 surfers from 13 nations will compete in the HIC PRO, with a 50 per cent representation by local Hawaii surfers. The 4-star rating of the event makes it a critical source of ASP ratings points for all who have entered. Athletes will come from as far away as Argentina, France, and Australia.
The defending champion of the HIC PRO is Ezekiel Lau - a junior-aged surfer who just this week placed second in the ASP World Junior Championships in Bali. The newly crowned ASP World Junior champion - Australia's Jack Freestone - is also entered into the event.
Other notable HIC PRO contenders include Hawaii's Sebastian Zietz, 6-time Vans Triple Crown champion Sunny Garcia, former HIC Pro champions Billy Kemper, Pancho Sullivan and Myles Padaca, and Maui's Ian Walsh and Clay Marzo. International contenders include #1 seed Jean De Silva (Brazil), former world champion Mark Occhilupo (Australia), and Joan Duru (France).
The HIC PRO
The question is where can't you watch it...You can catch all the action right here, online, or download the Vans Live 2.0 app for your iPhone, iPad or Android to watch on the go.2012 HIC Pro
Ezekiel Lau, a 17-year-old high school senior, has won the $85,000 HIC Pro Presented by Vans, held at Sunset Beach today. Lau, who attends Kamehameha School, posted a convincing win over 15-year-old Maui schoolboy Ian Gentil; Kauai's Kamalei Alexander, 33; and defending HIC Pro champion Billy Kemper (Maui, 21) respectively. Today's final day of competition was held in consistent 4- to 5-foot surf.