Thiago CamarÃ£o (BRA) and Ezekiel Lau (HAW) will fill the final two spots in the Oakley Lowers Pro, the first World Surf League (WSL) QS10000 event of 2015. The two standouts topped six other surfers who competed in the event Trials for the highly coveted spots into the main field of 96.
"It's so great to have Lowers back on the QS Qualifying Series schedule," CamarÃ£o said. "It's such a performance wave and it doesn't need much swell to be super rippable. Very thankful to be into the main event."
For Lau's part, entry in the Oakley Lowers Pro is a good momentum-builder."I was out with an injury last year so I need to battle for my spot in these QS10000 events this season," he said. "The goal is to build my [standing] and have enough opportunity to perform this year. I'm feeling healthy and focused and my boards feel great. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and a bit more swell."
OAKLEY PRO LOWERS TRIALS ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Thiago CamarÃ£o (BRA) 12.40, Cory Arrambide (USA) 11.86, Ian Crane (USA) 11.83, Pedro Henrique (BRA) 8.75
Heat 2: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 14.17, Nic Hdez (USA) 13.73, Eric Geiselman (USA) 13.00, Joshua Moniz (HAW) 8.90
OAKLEY PRO LOWERS TRIALS FINAL RESULTS:
1. Thiago CamarÃ£o (BRA) 16.10
2. Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 15.33
3. Cory Arrambide (USA) 14.50
4. Nic Hdez (USA) 13.30