The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing kicked off yesterday at the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. Running since 1983, the Triple Crown is one of the most prestigious titles in surfing; the series continues with the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach from November 24 to December 6 and the season-ending Billabong Pipe Masters at Pipeline from December 8 to 20. You can stream it all live at the Triple Crown site here, or follow it all on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the Vans Live 2.0 app.

Here’s the press release about Vans Live:


“Watch the world’s top action sports contests and exclusive music events live whenever and wherever you want with the free Vans Live 2.0 app, available for download now on iTunes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and coming soon for Android devices where Android apps are available.  Starting with the 2011 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the pinnacle of big wave surfing that kicks off Nov. 12, Vans Live 2.0 brings you top Vans action sports events and music showcases as they happen with live, high quality event feeds, video and photo libraries and news updates.  

Being a part of the excitement at premier action sports and music events has never been easier than with what the multi-platform Vans Live 2.0 brings you via 3G and WiFi connections. Opt-in for push alerts and you’ll receive notification that the “Event is ON” so you never miss any of the action.  Facebook, Twitter and e-mail integration allows you to share photos and news with ease. In addition to contest action, the many live Vans events this year included performances from Public Enemy and Suicidal Tendencies, plus a live chat with Mastodon on the day of their latest album release.

The 29th Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a three-event series steeped in tradition as the world’s best surfers descend on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii to compete on some of the biggest, most powerful waves on the planet. Tune in each day starting at 7:45am HST for our live pre-event morning show that will bring you up to speed on all the latest news and highlights from the series. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing begins Nov. 12 with the Reef Hawaiian Pro, continues with the Vans World Cup of Surfing beginning Nov. 24 and culminates with the Dec. 8 start of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, which runs until mid-December.

Learn more about Vans’ collection of mobile apps including the Off the Wall TV video app, the House of Vans shopping app and Vans Sk8: Pool Service game at