With two days of waiting period left and two days of competition to complete the 2012 HIC PRO Presented by VANS is a definite go for Friday and Saturday at Sunset Beach, according to event organizers.
A new swell building on Friday can't arrive soon enough as surfers will hit the water at 8 am for Heat 12 in the Round of 96.
The surf is forecast to build all day and peak on Saturday with waves up to 6-feet-tall.
The first two days of competition, which ran on Sunday and Monday, were blessed by powerful 8-to-10-foot surf, light winds and sunny Hawaiian skies -- providing an exciting start to the 2012 Hawaiian contest season and the $1M VANS Triple Crown of Surfing.
As the final qualifier for the Triple Crown, the HIC PRO has attracted an international field of professional surfers hoping to make the cut.
The $95,000 4-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals event is the final event of the ASP-Hawaii Regional Tour and provides valuable points towards surfers' final 2012 ASP World Rankings.