The event window for stop No. 1 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing opened Sunday morning at Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu. The prestigious series is celebrating its 35th year of running on the legendary coastline. Championship Tour hopefuls will battle against the world's best in back-to-back QS 10,000 events, starting with the Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa followed by the Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach. The crown jewel is the Billabong Pipe Masters, where the 2017 World Champion will be decided, and the 2018 Championship Tour roster will be finalized.
The WSL commentary team of Kaipo Guerrero, Peter Mel and Strider Wasilewski dive into the details of this year's drama, the wave forecast for the week, and the hopes of North Shore star and Championship Tour rookie, Ezekiel Lau.