Dawn of Winter at Sunset

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:43 AM ET
By Jake Howard

[+] Enlarge Surfer:Pancho Sullivan | Photo: Tom Servais | Location:Sunset Beach, HI

Like leaves turning to brown, when the Xcel Pro sounds off at Sunset you know winter can't be too far behind. The unofficial opening bell for the North Shore season, for the past 26 years the contest has come to represent a coming-of-age trophy for young Hawaiians. Ronnie Burns, the Ho brothers, the Irons brothers, Sunny Garcia, and of course, Pancho Sullivan, they've all started to make their name at Sunset. ...

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