All Lion, No Kitten
How Finn ‘Thunders’ McGill won the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
Finn ‘Thunders’ McGill is your Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) Champion.
A 25.1 + 24 at Sunset, a 24.7 + 23.5 at Haleiwa, and a 23 + 22.1 at Pipeline (each wave scored out of 30) for a total of 142.4 points.
If you gave Matt Hoy a slab of beers, a sledgehammer and some drywall, it would almost resemble the damage Finn does at Haleiwa.
In the final episode of The Pickup, Stab surprised Finn, who collected his last score at Haleiwa at the eleventh hour (after brushing his dentist off citing COVID), with the VTCS trophy and a novelty cheque of $50,000 USD. “I had no idea I’d won,” he said before dedicating his win to his long-time childhood friend, Kalani David, who passed away in September last year.
Sunny Garcia famously once said, “On the North Shore, you can either look like a lion, or you can look like a kitten.”
Simply put, the former’s Finn.
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