(World Surf League) – North Shore’s Mason Ho added a second HIC Pro title to his list of winnings Saturday after he delivered a clutch 9.0 barrel that catapulted him into first place in the closing minutes of the Final heat. Ho went up against the in-form Australian, Jack Robinson, 18, former big wave world champion Makuakai Rothman (HAW), 32, and sixteen-year-old Finn McGill (HAW).
Also crowned today was Eli Olson (HAW), who took home the Hawaii Regional Champion trophy and a $ 5,000 travel award presented by Vans. Olson earned a slot into the top World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) events in 2017 and a seed into all international QS10,000 rated events for the first half of the year.
The Hawaii big wave season has just warmed up and the Vans Triple Crown is expected to get underway in solid surf on opening day of the holding period for the Hawaiian Pro, which is November 12 -23. Catch live action online at worldsurfleague.com and vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com or on the WSL app.