Clean three-to-four foot surf groomed by light offshore winds greeted event organizers this morning, prompting the call for the completion of Round 3 of the Hurley Pro Trestles to at 8am.
“We still have some pretty fun surf on offer this morning so we’ll be getting underway at 8am,” Pat O’Connell, Hurley Pro Trestles Contest Director, said. “The idea is to complete Round 3 so we’ll have one full day remaining, and we can cherry pick the last day we want to finish on. We’ll be completing Round 3 before running the expression session today.”
Some of the most highly-anticipated match-ups of the event are on today including current ASP World No. 1 Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, up against event wildcard Rob Machado (USA), 36, and reigning nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 37, battling another wildcard in Brett Simpson (USA), 24.
Surfline, official swell monitors for the Hurley Pro Trestles, is calling for today’s combination swell to dissipate throughout the next couple of days before tracking some southwest energy later in the week.
First up this morning will be California wunderkind Dane Reynolds (USA), 24, against Ben Dunn (AUS), 23, in Heat 7 of Round 3.
HURLEY PRO TRESTLES REMAINING ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 7: Dane Reynolds (USA0 vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Rob Machado (USA)
Heat 9: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 10: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)
Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 13: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 14: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 15: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Michael Picon (FRA)
Heat 16: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)