Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– Men’s Round 2 Called ON for 8:00 AM Start
– Women’s Rounds 2 and 3 To Get Underway after the Men
– Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
|Location:||Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California|
|Event window:||September 6 – 17, 2017|
|Conditions: 3 – 4 foot (1 – 1.2 metre)|
|SAN CLEMENTE, California/USA (Tuesday, September 12, 2017) – The Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, Stops No. 8 and 7 of the Men’s and Women’s World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will continue today in three-to-four foot (1 – 1.2 metre) waves at Lowers. Competition will start with the remaining eight heats of men’s Round 2 at 8:00 a.m. followed by women’s Rounds 2 and 3 (Heats 1 – 3).
“We have great conditions again today,” said Renato Hickel, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “We have three-to-four foot waves with the occasional five-foot-plus set. We’ve called the competition on for an 8:00 a.m. start with the remaining heats of men’s Round 2. After we complete that round, we will go into women’s Rounds 2 and 3. We are excited for another great day of surfing here at Trestles.”
Today’s action will start with a hefty match-up between San Clemente’s own Kolohe Andino (USA) taking on the formidable goofyfoot Jadson Andre (BRA) in Round 2 Heat 5.
Another bout toward the building rivalry between 2016 Rookie of the Year Caio Ibelli (BRA) and an in-form Kanoa Igarashi (USA) continues action with Round 2 Heat 10.
Anallgoofyfoot affair awaits Round 2 Heat 7 as 2017 CT Rookie Joan Duru (FRA) will battle Californian Nat Young (USA).
A battle of the rookies ends Round 2 Heat 12. Ian Gouveia (BRA) and Ezekiel Lau (HAW) will fight for an important bid into Round 3.
On the women’s side, it will be the first elimination Round 2 and an all-Hawaii affair as three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) will battle against Malia Manuel (HAW).
2016 WSL Champion, defending event winner, and current No. 1 Tyler Wright (AUS) will be against wildcard threat Macy Callaghan (AUS) in Round 2 Heat 3.
Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) must overcome elimination against fellow Aussie Bronte Macaulay (AUS) if she’s to earn a second-career Trestles win.
Surfline, official forecaster for the Hurley Pro at Trestles, are calling for:
Fun size, rippable S swell will continue Tuesday off a mix of the current S swell and new, very long period S swell that will slowly build. Look for this new, long period S swell to fill in further through the day on Wednesday and continue Thursday to offer the larger surf of the waiting period. Fading surf takes over on Friday and that trend continues through the weekend. Conditions look generally favorable Tue-Thur in the mornings, with moderate WNW wind in the afternoons. S wind may develop on Friday.
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Hurley Pro Remaining Round 2 (Heats 5 – 12) Match-Ups:
Swatch Pro Round 2 Match-Ups:
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The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running in excess of 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed world champions in Men’s, Women’s across all divisions within the tour.
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