The Hurley Pro Trestles kicked off today in two-three foot conditions at Lower Trestles in California. The top three finishers from the Quiksilver New York Pro carried their momentum into round 1. Julian Wilson (AUS) disposed the two new Brazilian additions to the world tour, Alejo Muniz and Miguel Pupo, in his round 1 heat.
Wilson threw down the highest heat score of the day and moved right into round 3. World number 1, Kelly Slater (USA), and number 2, Owen Wright (AUS), both took heat wins and will bypass the second round. You can watch the live webcast here.
Check out Photos from day 1 action over here.
The Hawaiian contingent, John Florence, Fred Pattachia, and Dusty Payne, lost in round 1 and will surf in round 2. Local standout, Dane Reynolds (USA) will not be competing in the Hurley Pro. Event organizers will regroup tomorrow morning at 7am local time to assess conditions for a possible 8am start.
HURLEY PRO TRESTLES ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 11.96, Travis Logie (ZAF) 11.53, Jadson Andre (BRA) 11.00
Heat 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.43, Heitor Alves (BRA) 14.13, John Florence (HAW) 9.43
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.66, Adam Melling (AUS) 12.36, Chris Davidson (AUS) 9.80
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.60, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 13.37, Conner Coffin (USA) 11.87
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.57, Rob Machado (USA) 13.50, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.40
Heat 6: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.67, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.10, Tiago Pires (PRT) 12.13
Heat 7: Taylor Knox (USA) 13.70, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 13.50, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 10.80
Heat 8: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.40, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.50, Kai Otton (AUS) 9.83
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.17, Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.87, Dusty Payne (HAW) 8.77
Heat 10: Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.60, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.33, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.53
Heat 11: Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.00, Damien Hobgood (USA) 9.90, Daniel Ross (AUS) 6.75
Heat 12: Brett Simpson (USA) 12.40, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 11.94, Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.90