Held at one of the world’s best right-hand reef brakes, in a secured wild life resort, the event offers a $90,000 purse. This year that honor will have a nice bonus as the Triple Crown has added a $25,000 bonus to the women’s Triple Crown champion.
Billabong athletes from around the world will be coming to compete at the final stop of the ASP Women’s World Tour: Brazil’s Silvana Lima, Australia’s Rebecca Woods and Paige Hareb from New Zealand. Hot Hawaiian local Billabong team rider Alessa Quizon will compete in the Billabong Pro Maui Trials to hopefully secure the lone wildcard into the ASP Women’s World Tour event. One main event wild card will be awarded to the winner of the Trials which features six local Hawaiian competitors.
To kick off the event Billabong will be hosting a live concert with Donavon Frankenreiter at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua on December 7th.
As an additional prize at the event, Nixon will be giving a “Winner-Takes-All" award: a custom, limited edition Nixon valued at over $10,000. This one-of-a-kind watch will be awarded to the woman with the highest heat score during The Billabong Pro and also marks the first time this award has been available at a women’s ASP contest. The prize is open to any surfer from trials to finals, meaning it is up for grabs to anyone regardless if they advance.
As part of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing the Billabong Pro Maui showcases the world’s top female pro surfers in three Hawaiian tournaments that run concurrently with the men’s series. The women’s events at Haleiwa and Sunset Beach and the Billabong Pro Maui will collectively determine the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing champion.
For more Information and see the action LIVE go to billabongpro.com/maui09