Last Minute Lay Day for O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

SUNSET BEACH, HI – Fri. Dec.4, 2009 – If you thought yesterday’s 20- to 25-foot waves at Sunset Beach were the ultimate challenge for surfers in the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, then brace yourself for tomorrow. A major deterioration in conditions overnight to small, onshore chop, have left organizers with no alternative other than to hold off until tomorrow. The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing is the second leg of the $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.

“We have just three-and-a-half hours of competition left to run and we’re hoping that we can squeeze them in tomorrow before it washes out,” said Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Director Randy Rarick. “If not, then we’ll have no alternative but to go to the very last day of the period: Sunday.”

For all of the LIVE action log on to Find out the call for the day, each day, as soon as it’s made by Director Randy Rarick by signing up for mobile text alerts at When competition resumes, all the action will be broadcast live on the web at, as well as on Hawaii television on Oceanic channel 250.

Making the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink possible: Reef, O’Neill, Billabong, Gidget Worldwide, Nixon, Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, JN Automotive Group, Surfing Magazine,, FUEL TV, The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaiian Springs Water, Road Runner, Climb On! chemical-free skincare, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP). The Series is proud to announce that it is working with local company Tr3ees to embark upon a greener, more sustainable future.