Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Lower Trestles dishing out perfect A-frames for Round 1.
Michel Bourez (PYF), early morning VIP cart arrival.
Kelly Slater (USA) returns to Trestles anticipating another memorable performance.
Slater was topped by local hero Tanner Gudauskas (USA) in Round 1 and will now battle Jeremy Flores (FRA) in Round 2.
Tanner Gudauskas' (USA) tactics and tail wafts saw him take out Slater as well as Aussie Matt Wilkinson in Round 1.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) unloading a massive fins free turn, in his narrow Round 1 loss to Carlos Munoz (CRI).
Carlos Munoz (CRI) earning new fans with his impressive afro and hi-fi surfing.
Munoz made history: He is the first Costa Rican to win an ASP World Tour heat. He will surf again in Round 3 -- the top seeds are on notice.
Munoz riding the emotional roller-coaster after defeating Medina in Round 1.
Munoz letting it all soak in.
Adrian Buchan (AUS) won the first heat of the 2014 Hurley Pro Trestles, earning a direct advance into Round 3.
Last year's Hurley Pro Trestles champion, Taj Burrow (AUS) finished third in Round 1 against Buchan and South African Travis Logie. He will now match-up against Brett Simpson (USA) in Round 2.
Burrow making a quick exit after a disappointing Round 1 result.
Michel Bourez (PYF) won his Round 1 heat over Hurley teammate Filipe Toledo (BRA) by a mere three-hundredths of a point.
Owen Wright (AUS) can't resist going left. He claimed a Round 1 win thanks to turns like this.
Mick Fanning (AUS) is a former winner at the Hurley Pro Trestles and started this year's event with a hard fought win over Miguel Pupo (BRA) and Brett Simpson (USA).
Jeremy Flores (FRA) lost to Bourez and Toledo in one of the closest heats of opening day.
Joel Parkinson (AUS) is one of the fittest men on the WCT and his warmup today paid dividends when he topped Heat 4 of Round 1.
Brazilian Adriano De Souza's surfing is a perfect match for the speed and the curve of waves at Lower Trestles.
California's Nat Young edged out fellow goofy-footer C.J. Hobgood (USA) and rookie Dion Atkinson (AUS) to claim a crucial Round 1 victory.
John John Florence was speed, power and flow personified in Round 1 of the Hurley Pro Trestles.
The long walk back to the car from Lowers is much more enjoyable after a win, just ask John John Florence.
Taj Burrow (AUS) didn't win in Round 1, but he's always a pleasure to watch at Lowers.
Filipe Toledo (BRA) took flight in Round 1.
A train catches a fleeting view of the world's best surfers.