Joel Centeio is no stranger to the break at Haleiwa, his lifelong home. So, its safe to say that when the Triple Crown comes to town every year for the opening event here Joel is a heavy favorite. Last year he won, this year he almost won. It was a pretty wave starved final and in the end Joel was barely etched out by fellow name bearing Aussie Joel Parkinson. But hey, second is great as it gives Joel a sweet seed and nice chunk of points heading into event number two of the Triple Crown beginning this week at Sunset Beach. Let's hope he can keep his role alive and achieve every Hawaiian's dream of being crowned Triple Crown champion. Congrats Joel, we're psyched for you buddy! For a complete contest wrap up visit our friends at TW SURF.
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