Hawai‘i Surfer Highlights at Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles
The Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, Stops No. 8 and 7 of the Men’s and Women’s World Surf League Championship Tour, will continue today in three-to-four foot waves at Lowers. Competition will start with the remaining eight heats of men’s Round 2 at 8 a.m. followed by women’s Rounds 2 and 3 (Heats 1 – 3).
“We have great conditions again today,” said Renato Hickel, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “We have three-to-four foot waves with the occasional five-foot-plus set. We’ve called the competition on for an 8 a.m. start with the remaining heats of men’s Round 2. After we complete that round, we will go into women’s Rounds 2 and 3. We are excited for another great day of surfing here at Trestles.”
Today’s action will start with a hefty match-up between San Clemente’s own Kolohe Andino (USA) taking on the formidable goofyfoot Jadson Andre (BRA) in Round 2 Heat 5.
Another bout toward the building rivalry between 2016 Rookie of the Year Caio Ibelli (BRA) and an in-form Kanoa Igarashi (USA) continues action with Round 2 Heat 10.
Anallgoofyfoot affair awaits Round 2 Heat 7 as 2017 CT Rookie Joan Duru (FRA) will battle Californian Nat Young (USA).
A battle of the rookies ends Round 2 Heat 12. Ian Gouveia (BRA) and Ezekiel Lau (HAW) will fight for an important bid into Round 3. *UPDATE: Ezekiel Lau of Hawaiʻi advances to Round Three of the 2017 Hurley Pro Trestles after defeating Ian Gouveia of Brazil in Heat 12 of Round Two at Huntington Beach
On the women’s side, it will be the first elimination Round 2 and an all-Hawaii affair as three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) will battle against Malia Manuel (HAW). *UPDATE: 3X World Champion Carissa Moore of Hawaiʻi advanced to Round Three of the 2017 Swatch Pro Trestles after defeating fellow Hawaii surfer Malia Manuel in Heat 1 of Round Two at Huntington Beach.
2016 WSL Champion, defending event winner, and current No. 1 Tyler Wright (AUS) will be against wildcard threat Macy Callaghan (AUS) in Round 2 Heat 3.
Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) must overcome elimination against fellow Aussie Bronte Macaulay (AUS) if she’s to earn a second-career Trestles win.
The Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com.
Hurley Pro Remaining Round 2 (Heats 5 – 12) Match-Ups:
Heat 5: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 6: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 7: Joan Duru (FRA) vs. Nat Young (USA)
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Stuart Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 9: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 10: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 11: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 12: Ian Gouveia (BRA) vs. Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Swatch Pro Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 5: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)