26 Nov 2001:  The Rip Curl Cup, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, November 26 - December 7 2001. Myles Padaca (HAW) won the Rip Curl Cup Trials at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Padaca beat fellow Hawaiians Kekoa Bacalsa, Kahea Hart and Roy Powers in the final. Padaca, along with runner up Bacalso will both receive wildcards into the main event where they will compete against the Top 44 surfers in the world. The Rip Curl cup is the final stop on the World Championship Tour (WCT) and the second event of the Vans G-Shock Triple Crown of Surfing held on the North Shore of Oahu. The Rip Curl Cup Trials will determine the wildcards for the main event.  From Sunset Beach, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will migrate along the North Shore to Pipeline for the final event in the series, The Xbox Pipe Masters, a specialty event featuring selected invitees from December 8-17.   (Photo by Pierre Tostee) Mandatory Credit: Allsport Australia/ALLSPORT