2021 VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING

Registration opens November 15, 2021 at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. 

Vans make a triumphant return to Hawaii this winter to uphold the legacy of the 2021 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing as a digital platform, and build upon the future of surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, evolving the iconic Pipe Masters to become a global Invitational event in 2022.   

2021 Official Trailer | Vans Triple Crown of Surfing | VANS

In partnership with the World Surf League, the 2021 Vans Triple Crown will return to “The Home of Surfing,” North Shore, Hawaii as an open, submission-based digital competition. The event will run for four weeks from December 21, 2021 – January 21, 2022, awarding winning titles for each break in Haleiwa, Sunset, and Pipeline, in addition to the overall series championship title. Re-introduced in 2020 as digital competition and earning critical praise for its format, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series will now be permanently hosted as an online series. Transforming the traditional experience of surf competition, the Vans Triple Crown is advancing surf progression and creativity, challenging convention in criteria, style, and approach, and elevating inclusivity and access for all surfer. The digital format of the event continues to set a new precedent for a unique surfing competition, showcasing the world’s best as they navigate the superior conditions of Hawaii’s legendary surf breaks.

 

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Reintroduced in 2020 as a digital competition series, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing earned critical praise for its innovative format and the series will now be permanently hosted as an online series.

 

Men and women winners of the digital Vans Pipe Masters and overall Vans Triple Crown Champions will earn a seed into the inaugural Pipe Masters Invitational event in 2022.

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing continues to strengthen its bonds with the Hawaiian community by integrating local businesses, expanding community participation, and giving back to the deep roots of Hawaii’s local surf culture. This year, 100% of competitor entry fees will be matched by Vans and returned as community program givebacks to local, non-profit organizations including: Na Kama Kai, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and the North Shore Community Land Trust.

 

Vans Pipe Masters Evolves to Invitational

As part of a new chapter for surfing, Vans has reimagined the Pipe Masters to create a Live specialty invitational event that fuels innovation, inclusivity, and progression, while aiming to showcase both men and women specialists of tube-riding and aerial surfing. The Vans Pipe Masters event will debut in December 2022, with physical event permits secured for three years (2022, 2023, and 2024).

In 2021, the World Surf League (WSL) announced a fully redesigned Tours and Competition framework, establishing the key venues and dates for the world's best surfers moving forward starting in January at the world-famous Pipeline in Hawaii for the first-ever men's and women's joint Championship Tour event at that legendary break. The redesign of the WSL's Tours and Competition framework left an opportunity for Vans to leverage its ownership of the event’s IP and evolve the event’s approach for future generations.

In anticipation of the event’s physical debut, Vans remains focused on uplifting the Triple Crown while building the 2022 Pipe Masters Invitational platform.

Visit Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and follow @vanstriplecrownsurf on Instagram to learn more and stay tuned to all the action happening live on the ground.