The Vans Triple Crown has long been regarded as the pinnacle of the professional surfing circuit. Taking place at the end of the WSL championship tour and lasting for 6 weeks it brings together the worlds best surfers and the largest collection of surfing media on the planet, all on the North Shore of Hawaii. Because it takes place right in the middle of it’s peak season, you can expect the full force of the pacific to be hitting the reefs, with heats often taking place in bone crushing 10-15 foot surf. The result is nail biting action, as often the world title comes down to the wire and the champion is crowned here. “6 Weeks of Aloha” from Vans shows what it’s like to be a part of it and some of the characters drawn to the North Shore every winter.