The Hurley Pro September 9 – 20, 2014

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(Saturday) 9.6.14

“Trestles is a very consistent wave, and for high-performance surfing there’s no better wave in the world, especially when conditions are good, so it’s great to have a longer waiting period this year so we can take advantage of the best waves,” said ASP Commissioner, Kieren Perrow.

“In order to do well at Lower Trestles surfers will need to show a variety of maneuvers and really push the boundaries and I can’t wait to see what the ASP Top 34 and Top 17 have in store. On the men’s side Gabriel Medina will be one to watch but, when the waves are big enough, Jordy Smith can be devastating. I’m really looking forward to having the women at the competition this year and I’m excited to watch Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright compete because of their power turns.”

From a forecast perspective it looks like the event will get a decent run of waves during the waiting period Adam Wright (Solspot.com Surf Forecaster) “It looks like the contest could be looking at a quick start…as early as Tuesday we will already have a mix of overlapping SSW swells (190-210), some of which will be on the way down from the weekend while new energy is moving in to replace it. At the same time we have Hurricane Norbert, who is still lurking off the coast of Baja, who finally moved into Socal’s swell window late on Saturday…is another potential swell source, one that would arrive late Monday before the contest starts, but then could hold at least some energy into Tuesday before trailing off. The good news is that in the long-range charts we have another strong-looking South Pacific storm moving out from under New Zealand, and even though the swell has to travel a long way, it will be moving fast enough that it will arrive right around the 14-15 of September, which would help keep the surf rolling in almost all the way through the contest waiting period.” (You can check the long-range forecast for Lowers here)

“Lower Trestles is the event that I’m most excited for this year because it will smash the performance barriers for women’s contest surfing,” said Women’s Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “I’m looking to see progression, and I know that the girls have been practicing innovation. I’ve seen them doing it and I can’t wait to see them bring it to the competition.”

Wildcards Tanner Gudauskas (USA), Carlos Munoz (CRI) and Mahina Maeda (HAW) will compete alongside the ASP Top 34 and Top 17 respectively.

Hurley Pro at Trestles Round 1 Match-Ups:

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)

Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA)

Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)

Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Carlos Munoz (CRI)

Heat 7: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)

Heat 8: Kolohe Andino (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Jadson Andre (BRA)

Heat 9: Nat Young (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Dion Atkinson (AUS)

Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS), Julian Wilson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 11: Josh Kerr (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Tiago Pires (PRT)

Heat 12: John John Florence (HAW), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS)

We’ll keep you posted on the conditions and who advances.