Opening Day of Swatch Pro Called ON @wsl

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Women’s Round 1 Called ON for 8:05 AM Start
– Hurley Pro Called OFF for the Day

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Reigning WSL Champion and current World No. 1 Tyler Wright (AUS) will battle 2016 WSL Rookie of the Year Keely Andrew (AUS) and event wildcard Macy Callaghan (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 3. Credit: © WSL / Rowland

Location:       Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California
Event window:    September 6 – 17, 2017
Today’s call:
   Women’s Round 1 called ON; Men’s competition called OFF for the day
Conditions:         2 – 4 foot (0.5 – 1.2 metre)
SAN CLEMENTE, California/USA (Wednesday, September 6, 2017) – The opening day of the Swatch Pro at Trestles has been called ON in two-to-four foot (0.5 – 1.2 metre) conditions at the world-renowned, cobblestone break of Lower Trestles. Round 1 of the Swatch Pro, Stop No. 7 of the Women’s World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will kick off at 8:05 a.m, with Round 2 on standby for a possible start today. The Hurley Pro, Stop No. 8 of the Men’s CT,  has been called off for the day.

“We have some solid conditions on offer for the opening day of the window,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “The windswell is providing some nice sets and we want to take advantage of these waves given the forecast. We will get underway at 8:05 a.m. with women’s Round 1 and it should be fun to watch. We will keep women’s Round 2 on standby for a possible start today. We’ve called the men’s competition off for the day.”

The intense Round 1 match-ups of the Swatch Pro will open with current No. 5 Johanne Defay (FRA) taking on fellow French competitor Pauline Ado (FRA) and Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW).

Nine World Titles combine in Round 1 Heat 2 as six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) faces three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and CT veteran Silvana Lima (BRA).

Reigning WSL Champion and defending event winner Tyler Wright (AUS) kicks off her Swatch Pro campaign against a dangerous Aussie duo of Keely Andrew (AUS) and wildcard Macy Callaghan (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 3.

Malia Manuel (HAW) makes her return to the CT stage, after a knee injury at Margaret River sidelined the Hawaii surfer for five months, against 2017 Vans US Open of Surfing winner Sage Erickson (USA) and Australian threat Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) to end Round 1 Heat 6.

Surfline, official forecaster for the Hurley Pro at Trestles, are calling for:

Fun size SSW swell mix prevails on Wednesday, although it will be gradually easing. Fading and smaller/small SSW swell mix prevails Thur-Fri, coming up slightly for the weekend as small, new SSW swell fills in. Next week looks better as back-to-back SSW to S swells move in Monday through Thursday, with Wed-Thur likely enjoying the largest waves of the waiting period. 

The Swatch Pro at Trestles will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page.  Also check local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal, Sport TV in Portugal and the EDGEsport Network.

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.

Swatch Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: 
Johanne Defay (FRA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Lakey Peterson (USA), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 6: Sage Erickson (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW)

Hurley Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: 
Adriano de Souza (BRA), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 4: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Ethan Ewing (AUS)
Heat 5: John John Florence (HAW), Italo Ferreira (BRA), Hiroto Ohhara (JPN)
Heat 6: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Ian Gouveia (BRA), Evan Geiselman (USA)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA), Stu Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 9: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Joan Duru (FRA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 10: Connor O’Leary (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 11: Kolohe Andino (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Ezekiel Lau (HAW)

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