Equality in Professional Surfing – Will Women Get Back Their Triple Crown of Surfing on The North Shore?

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The Triple Crown of Surfing was starting in 1983 and has been held annually since then. Consisting of 3 professional surfing events for men on the North Shore of Oahu in the months of November and December.

The events are held at Haleiwa, Sunset Beach, and Pipeline. For one year there was a women’s division, but it was dropped for “lack of sponsorship”.

For one year there was a women’s division, but it was dropped for “lack of sponsorship”.

Women’s Champions

Women’s Triple Crown of Surfing ChampionsLayne Beachley 1997Layne Beachley 1998Layne Beachley 1999………………………….2000………………………….2001 ………………………….2002 Keala Kennelly 2003………………………….2004Chelsea Hedges 2005………………………….2006Megan Abubo 2007 Stephanie Gilmore 2008 Stephanie Gilmore 2009 Stephanie Gilmore 2010 In 2011 the women’s division was canceled, Carissa Moore received a wildcard entry into the Men’s Triple Crown of Surfing, limited to the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa and the Vans Hawaiian Pro at Sunset Beach, becoming the first woman in history to be given the honor.[14] Although since she was only allowed to compete in 2 out of 3 events her chances of winning were virtually zero.

Sources – First Women’s Event held in 1997