Conner Coffin conquers the 2017 Vans World Cup of Surfing

December 4, 2017 | Surfing
Conner Coffin: he's been surfing in Hawaii for quite a while | Photo: Keoki/WSL

Conner Coffin has taken out the 2017 Vans World Cup of Surfing, at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.

The Championship Tour (CT) surfer beat Kolohe Andino, Wade Carmichael, and Griffin Colapinto in the final held in wind-affected, four-to-six foot surf.

Coffin only needed four waves to steal the show and claim the second jewel of the 2017 Triple Crown of Surfing. He did it by applying rail-to-rail turns in the critical parts of the waves.

"I just love surfing here. I've been coming over to Hawaii since I was 12. It meant so much to have my brother here," expressed Coffin.

"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."

The last event of the Qualifying Series (QS) campaign also confirmed Australian Wade Carmichael as one of the new faces of the 2018 CT season.

The complete roster for the 2018 World Surf League will only be officially announced with the completion of the Billabong Pipe Masters.

2017 Vans World Cup of Surfing | Final

1. Conner Coffin (USA), 14.33
2. Kolohe Andino (USA), 12.60
3. Wade Carmichael (AUS), 11.60
4. Griffin Colapinto (USA), 8.17