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Crosby Colapinto is the Vans Triple Crown Pipeline Champion
San Clemente’s Own ‘Croz’ Takes Home the Pipe Stop of the Vans Triple Crown
Sauntering across the sand in the faint, pre-dawn glow, a surfer’s silhouette with a 6’8’’ underarm makes his way to the water’s edge, as the beach rumbles from sets exploding onto the second-reef.
For most, this is a terribly frightening alternative to a mellow morning cup of coffee, but day-in and day-out this Hawaii season, Crosby Colapinto has opted for exactly that: an adrenaline-fueled caffeine substitution. Driven by the desire to constantly find a bigger and better one at the Banzai, “Croz” has logged an infinite number of hours out there, mixing it up in the madness that is the Pipeline and Backdoor lineup.