Haleiwa: Hawaiian gem

Surf fans will have the opportunity to decide who will be surfing in the 2013 Reef Clash of the Legends, slated for November 12th-23rd, in Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Hawaii.


The Reef Clash of the Legends is a specialty event that runs in conjunction with the 2013 Reef Hawaiian Pro, the first gem of the Van's Triple Crown.

This year, Reef will select nine legendary global surfers based on competitive, free surf and Hawaiian water accolades.

"Surfing runs through our veins here at Reef and we couldn't decide which legends to choose for the specialty event, so we thought, 'why not let the public vote for their favorite legends?' We can't wait to see the outcome," says PJ Connell, marketing director at Reef.

Fans will get to vote on much-loved competitors who have truly embodied the sport of surfing including Lisa Anderson, Matt Archbold, Tom Curren, Brad Gerlach, Michael Ho, Derek Ho, Mark Occhilupo, Kaipo Jaquias and Martin Potter.

Only one man has has been granted an automatic entry into the 2013 event. Do you know a surfer named Sunny Garcia?

Raised on Oahu's West Side, Garcia came on the scene in 1986, with a win over Tom Carroll, at the Gotcha Pro, at Sandy Beach.

Garcia won six Triple Crown titles and the ASP World Title in 2000. He continues to be a force each Hawaiian season at 44 years old.

Surf fans may cast their votes between October 14th-21st, at Reef.com.