Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Payne Wins Hawaiian Airlines Best in Class

In addition to the points race for WCT qualification and rankings points for the Vans Triple Crown, Hawaiian Airlines added another contest to the stakes this season in Hawaii: The Best-in-Class competition, which awards 250,000 air miles to the surfer with the best two-wave total at the end of Triple Crown. With a 19.64 in the Reef Hawaiian Pro Final, Dusty Payne (HAW) has claimed the prize.

The Reef Pro, which opened the Triple Crown at Haleiwa, saw an incredible number of high-scoring rides -- 49 nine-pointers and a Perfect 10.

1. Dusty Payne (HAW) - 19.64

Wave 1: Payne showed a tremendous amount of power under the lip for a 9.87, an event-high 9.87.
Wave 2: On his followup, Payne overtook the lead from Wilson, earning a 9.77 for his signature power-surfing.

Hawaiian Airlines spotlight: Dusty Payne
The new Reef Hawaiian Pro champ earns top spot in secondary contest.

Payne's heat total held through two events -- 114 heats.