Triple Crown of Surfing:

It's that time of the year. The 2015 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is ready to kick off in Hawaii. The most prestigious surfing series in the planet runs from November 12th through December 20th.

The Hawaiian Pro, World Cup of Surfing, and Pipe Masters, plus a Pipe Masters Invitational (for local male and female chargers). The total prize purse is of $1,185,000.

This year's Triple Crown of Surfing has major implications on the Qualifying Series (QS) marathon and on the Championship Tour (CT) title. Haleiwa and Sunset Beach for the QS campaigners, and Banzai Pipeline for the elite surfers.

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La Vaca: the Spanish big wave surf spot breaks over a deep rocky seabed | Photo: La Vaca XXL

The organizers of La Vaca Gigante Invitational 2015/2016 have announced the list of 32 riders that will challenge on the liquid beasts of Santander, in the north of Spain.

Andrew Cotton, Aritz Aranburu, Axi Muniain, Eric Rebiere, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Natxo González, Pablo Gutiérrez, and Tom Lowe are some of the invitees for this year's edition.

La Vaca Gigante Invitational 2015/2016 will feature big wave surfers from several corners of the globe, and many national and local chargers. The waiting period runs from October 1st through March 31st.

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Kai Lenny: Hawaiian waterman | Photo: Scott/TUW

The government of New Zealand will invest up to 1.2 million dollars in the Ultimate Waterman over three years.

The event puts a group of wave riders competing in eight different surfing disciplines over ten days. The 2016 edition will run between March 12th-20th, in Auckland and throughout New Zealand.

The organization added two new categories: the "Underwater Strength Run and Swim" and the "Prone Paddleboard" race. New Zealander Daniel Kereopa won the inaugural edition.

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