The Vans Triple Crown has given us a lifetime of amazing surfing memories. Surfline has collected Randy Rarick’s top 12 in their latest photo essay: North Shore Lookback.


“Vans Triple Crown contest director Randy Rarick had been running the Triple Crown since Day One. That’s 102 events, 34 Triple Crowns, 29 World Titles and a whole heap of other landmarks. So, asking him to pick his Top 10 moments was like asking him pick a favorite child. “I think about the thousands of rides,” says Rarick, “Literally, thousands, and I just can’t do it. But I can tell you about the biggest winners and the shifting trends that have helped define the Triple Crown and kept it relevant all these years. But you still gotta give me 12.”