Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA — June 6, 2012
“Yesterday, conditions allowed the Triple-S to shine in full form,” exclaimed Jason Slezak, Triple-S co-creator and competitor. “We were able to pull off sessions in all three disciplines: Surf, Slicks, & Sliders.”
“With the northeast wind, we loaded up both the Naish and Slingshot kickers and moved the event to Kite Point,” Slezak continued, “which provided the perfect venue for spectators to watch the pros up close. Going huge off of the kickers and stomping big powered inverts in the flat water, everyone threw down for the two-hour-long Slick/Slider heats.”
Following the high-intensity action in Cape Hatteras’ endless flatwater utopia, the Triple-S contingent and its pack of onlookers moved a couple miles south to take full advantage of The Cape’s exposure to the Atlantic Ocean. From 5 to 7 p.m., the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse provided the stage for Triple-S’ Surf discipline.
“There were huge smiles on all the riders faces as they hit the water to shred the waist-to-shoulder-high lefts in the warm green waters of the Atlantic,” commented Slezak. “After completing two hour long heats, many of the riders, in true Triple-S fashion, rode all the way to dark through a beautiful Cape Hatteras sunset.”
And as the sun went down, the nightlife began with an 80’s-themed party at the REAL Watersports compound, where DTS & the Moneybags took the stage.
Three days of the world’s best Surf, Slick and Slider riding remain.
The 2012 Triple-S Invitational is supported by REAL Watersports, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Outer Beaches Realty, Stance, SBC, Liquid Force, Slingshot, Best Kiteboarding, BWS, Naish, Dakine, Arnette, Skullcandy, Rebootizer, Red Bull, Soloshot, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Watermen’s Retreat, MOJOs Sunset Cafe.
And a special thanks to the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau for sponsoring the 2012 Triple-S Session Reports.
Words: Brian Wheeler, Photos: Bryan Elkus