The 17-year-old Watanabe and five-time SUP World Champion Gomez overpowered formidable fields to earn their first-ever WSL wins.
The up-and-coming Southern California talent is back into finals day to start 2020 strong on the Central Coast.
It's been a few years coming for the Floridian-born, San Clemente, California, resident to snag her first QS heat win and now is in the
Burke already has one QS victory to her name and now looks for a second at a place that helped pave the way in her amateur career.
The younger generation led by the Lindblad siblings and Caitlin Simmers took over day two at Morro Bay with proper swell on hand.