Equality in Professional Surfing – Will Women Get Back Their Triple Crown of Surfing on The North Shore?
According to Wikipedia. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is second only to the World Surf League’s World Title in terms of prestige and difficulty. It is considered to be the ultimate test of a surfer’s ability to master the large and consequential waves in surfing’s most legendary arena, among the most talented field of competitors in the sport.
The Triple Crown of Surfing was starting in 1983 and has been held annually since then. Consisting of 3 professional surfing events for men and intermittently women on the North Shore of Oahu in the months of November and December. Having run annually since 1983, it first included a women’s division 14 -years later in 1997, however, 3-years later it was suspended off and on until the last year it was held in 2010. A list of the Women’s Triple Crown Winners is listed below.
For one year there was a women’s division, but it was dropped for “lack of sponsorship”.
Women’s Triple Crown of Surfing Champions 1997 – Layne Beachley 1998 – Layne Beachley 1999 – Layne Beachley 2000 – No Women’s Division 2001 – No Women’s Division 2002 – No Women’s Division […]