Toledo runs wild for Hawaiian Pro win and Triple Crown lead
With one leg complete, we have our early front runner for the 2017 Triple Crown of Surfing title.
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First world title held by a local boy. The triple crown held since 1983′. Derek Ho won it 4 times. One ASP world title. 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990(year). 1990 was the year he captured the world title in Tahiti. Completed his reign at pipeline masters, bilabong pro. The ride, a perfect 10 off an 8 footer to give him that elusive crown few people have held. Oahu.
Fans were going wild. That is he was a 1982 graduate out of Nanakuli high school. This was the event that put Hawai’i on the map and a world title holder in surfing.
Derek Ho and Michael Ho starred in the movie North Shore, pg 13, 1987. Matt Adler and Chandler. That was pipeline.
Sunny Garcia, won 5 times. Andy Irons died.
I might add, both Michael, Derek Ho, and also Sunny Garcia are all invitees into the Eddie Aikau Big Wave surf contest. Of which this is the first year Quiksilver is not sponsoring the event. Minimum 20 foot waves. This controversy was there since 1972, Jerry Lopez surfed at Waimea bay and turning pro.