Mick Fanning: applying his brakes at Lowers | Photo: ASP/Kirstin

The world's best surfers will ride Southern California's favorite wave between 9th-20th September. The 2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles returns to San Clemente.

Surfers call it a "surf sanctuary." Trestles offers consistent, world-class waves at multiple breaks. The peak allows you to test and train your arsenal of tricks and maneuvers, from full roundhouse cutbacks to a wide variety of airs.

The contest site is located at Lowers, the most hollow of the area's breaks, although there are multiple high-quality options within walking distance - "Cottons," "Uppers," "Middles" and "Church" are some of the pristine examples.

"I feel really good and confident and I just want to perform and get a good result here. The Brazilians are so passionate about all sports and I think we really need a Brazilian world champion, especially in surfing," explains Gabriel Medina.

"Trestles is a very consistent wave, and for high-performance surfing there's no better wave in the world, especially when conditions are good, so it's great to have a longer waiting period this year so we can take advantage of the best waves," underlines Kieren Perrow, ASP commissioner.

"In order to do well at Lower Trestles surfers will need to show a variety of maneuvers and push the boundaries. The forecast is looking great. It looks like we're going to have some really fun waves for the first few days, and there's a promising outlook for the second week."

Kelly Slater is the king of Lower Trestles. He has had more victories (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012) here than any other surfer. Wildcards Tanner Gudauskas, Carlos Munoz and Mahina Maeda will compete alongside the ASP Top 34 and Top 17 respectively.

Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014 | Round 1 Match-Ups

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Carlos Munoz (CRI)
Heat 7: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: Kolohe Andino (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Nat Young (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Dion Atkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS), Julian Wilson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 11: Josh Kerr (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: John John Florence (HAW), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS)

Swatch Women's Pro Trestles 2014 | Round 1 Match-Ups

Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Mahina Maeda (HAW)
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 5: Tyler Wright (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Johanne Defay (FRA)