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VANS Launches First Ever Live Surfing iPhone App in Time for Big Waves at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Big Waves Hit Your iPhone (December 03, 2009)

HALEIWA, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/09 -- Coinciding with the arrival of huge waves on Oahu's famous North Shore, surf fans can catch all the live action of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing with a $0.99 iPhone application, available now at the iTunes store.

Delivering live contest webcasts, dynamic, real-time scoring and video-on-demand among its many features, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing app is the first ever live mobile webcast application for any action sports event, and is a first for an Association of Surfing Professionals event.

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink showcases top-ranked surfers in three big wave contests at the world's most iconic venues including the chase for the world title at the year's final contest at Pipeline:

Haleiwa - Reef Hawaiian Pro, Nov. 12-23 Sunset Beach - O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, Nov. 24-Dec.6 - FINAL DAYS! Banzai Pipeline - Billabong Pipe Masters, Dec. 8-20

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing iPhone App includes:

-- LIVE CONTEST WEBCAST (WiFi only) - Each Vans Triple Crown of Surfing event streamed live in low, medium and high bandwidth. -- LIVE RESULTS - Dynamic heat scores after each wave is surfed. -- VIDEOS (WiFi only) - Daily event highlights, highest scoring rides, rider interviews. -- PHOTOS - Live ASP photo feed with new images refreshed throughout the day. -- NEWS - Daily news updates on competition, competitors, conditions, outstanding performances/best rides, and anything else that is noteworthy for the day. -- FORECASTS -Daily surf report "powered by Surfline" with current surf conditions and swell forecast. -- PUSH ALERTS - Let's you know when live event webcast is available.

Making the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink possible: Reef, O'Neill, Billabong, Gidget Worldwide, Nixon, Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, JN Automotive Group, Surfing Magazine,, FUEL TV, The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaiian Springs Water, Road Runner, Climb On! chemical-free skincare, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP). The Series is proud to announce that it is working with local company Tr3ees to embark upon a greener, more sustainable future.

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