The HIC Pro returns to Sunset Beach to initiate the North Shore surf season as the official qualifier for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Defending event winner Ezekiel Lau is among the 112-man draw along with CT surfers Patrick Gudauskas, Jordy Smith and Frederico Morais plus a handful of young local guns looking to play spoiler and earn the opportunity to surf in the Hawaiian Pro Men's QS 10,000.
Sunset Beach is known to deliver XL surf during the HIC Pro holding period (October 27 - November 9) to challenge competitors level of athleticism, determination and wave knowledge. Expect a big show from Hawaii's top as they fight to keep the title on home turf, especially considering locals have dominated the event for 33 out of 34 years.
Check out last year's highlights and tune into the LIVE broadcast once competition begins at WorldSurfLeague.com and VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com.