Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pancho Sullivan--Xcel Pro Champ 2008

Pancho was on his way to surf Rocky Point when we chatted for a few minutes. Days earlier he had just won the first big contest of the season on the North Shore---the Xcel Pro. He told me the waves at Sunset had been perfect 4' to 8' and, "It was a blast!"

This is Pancho's last year of surfing professionally on the world tour. He'll surf a few contests, but is staying home in Hawaii to coach and do grassroots work for his sponsor, Ripcurl, so he can be with his wife, Haunani, and their two young sons. Enthusiastically he said, "I want to be here to take my children to school and read to them." Sounds like Pancho's a smart and loving dad!
Watch for him riding waves in the Triple Crown of Surfing Contest starting Wednesday, November 12, at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa.