HONOLULU - (October 30, 2014) -- Day 1 of the HIC PRO will get underway this-morning, with organizers expecting to surf through two rounds of competition by day's end. Waves are in the 5- to 7-foot range out of the NNW, with stiff easterly winds. Watch the event LIVE HERE.

The HIC PRO is a 3-day, $85,000 ASP 4 star competition and the Official Qualifier for local surfers into the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The HIC PRO has until November 10 to crown a champion.

A full report will be issued at the end of today's action.

The HIC PRO will be televised LIVE on Oceanic SURF Channel 250 & 1250HD in Hawaii, and shown on delayed basis nationally in the US on TWC SportsNet & its affiliate distributors DirecTV, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-Verse. Check your local listings for dates & times.

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 thirteen stores across Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, plus 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 www.hicsurf.com/

About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear and apparel brand. Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel, accessories and snowboard boots that are sold globally in more than 170 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. VF Outdoor, Inc. owns and operates more than 415 stores of the Vans brand in the United States and internationally, each offering a range of Vans footwear and apparel while communicating the brand's rich heritage. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of musicians, artists and athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Vans Pool Party, the Vans Warped Tour® and surfing's most prestigious contest, the Vans US Open of Surfing.

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