Randy has been with the Triple Crown for 30 years
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 February, 2013 : - - Randy Rarick from Sunset, executive director at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has been with the Triple Crown since its inception 30 years ago. Starting as an assistant to Triple Crown Founder Fred Hemmings, he worked his way up to head honcho of the North Shore event.
He says for the Triple Crown to thrive for another three decades it's time for a younger set of administrators to step up.
The first international surfing contests in Hawaii started in 1954 at Makaha. At the time, Makaha and Waikiki were the main surfing hubs on Oahu. The event ran annually in November or December through 1971 and was dubbed the unofficial world championships.
In 1972, with a card table, 10 folding chairs, six surfers and $1,000 in prize money, former world champion surfer Fred Hemmings staged the first Pipe Masters event (originally called the Hawaiian Masters).
In 1983 1983, he organized the first Triple Crown of Surfing and created a separate professional surfing title in Hawaii to set apart the three Hawaii events—the Pipe Masters, the World Cup of Surfing and the Hawaiian Pro...
Author: The Editors
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