The waiting period for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Sunset Beach is during the week we plan to be doing day trips to the North Shore (Nov 25th-29th). While we would love to stop off and watch some of the action if they are surfing, I have a question about traffic and crowds in the area during this time. We were planning to drive Kamehameha Highway clockwise to the PCC in Laie for their noon opening, returning back through Haleiwa for shopping and dinner. Can anyone give me an idea of how much additional driving time we may need to add for traffic along this route? Are restaurants and shrimp trucks crazy busy during the competitions? Should we just plan ahead to avoid the Haleiwa area since we aren't specifically going there for the event? This is a return visit for us, so there are other parts of the island we wouldn't mind spending time at instead. I just don't want to be cruising along expecting a leisurely drive on the North Shore and have it end up being stressful!