The Californian thrives in solid surf at the 2017 Vans World Cup.
This Saturday from the sandy shores of Sunset Beach, Oahu, California’s Conner Coffin took victory at the 2017 Vans World Cup – his first event win of the season.
The lineup at Sunset is a big canvas, and with the swell on hand during the event, he was able to stretch and paint in broad stroaks, hammering turns in critical sections and burying his rail with that classic new-school style he wears so well.
“I’ve been coming over to Hawaii since I was 12, I just love surfing here,” said an emotional Conner Coffin after taking the win. “It’s always been a dream to win in Hawaii, I struggled with contest results in the past, but always had so much fun surfing here I knew I’d put it together at some point.”
Conner, currently ranked 21st on the Championship Tour, has a strong affinity for the North Shore. Home may be Santa Barbara, but the Coffin family has had a second home on the North Shore for over a decade. Conner, along with his younger brother Parker, have used their experience spending winters in heavy surf to launch themselves onto surfing’s world stage.
“It meant so much to have my brother here,” he said, reiterating multiple times the importance of sharing the victory with his younger sibling.
Conner’s victory was over two other Californians, Kolohe Andino and Griffin Colapinto, as well as Australian Wade Carmichael – and the four surfers put on a show for the final heat of the event.
Starting from Dec 8, catch Conner Coffin and his fellow CTers compete in the last event of the year, held at the infamous wave Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.
Congratulations on your win at Sunset Beach, Conner! Can’t wait to see what you can get done at Pipe.