Lower Trestles - One of the Best Waves on the Planet

The Hurley Pro in Lower Trestles at San Onofre State Beach in San Diego, California is one of the most anticipated competition sites of the whole ASP World Tour not just for its special wave that picks up almost all swell angles but the fact that this place is a milestone for the ASP - they first started putting surfers’ names and world rank on the back of their jerseys there. Also, Kelly Slater won his first professional contest at Lowers in 1990, and has since gone on to win the event six times. Very nice crowed and very local break welcomes the best surfers on the planet once again on 9-20 September 2014. A live Webcast will also make the Hurley Pro available to a global audience of fans this year. Don't miss it.
10. 9. 2014

The world's best surfers have arrived at "Lowers" from around the globe to contest for the 2014 ASP World Title at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles. Lower Trestles is a protected, rock-bottom break and a renowned destination for pushing boundaries on a board. After nearly 15 years of annual men's contests there, 2014 will be the first time the top women will compete at Lowers. The event has gotten underway today and hold a waiting period from September 9 - 20, 2014. Will Taj Burrow, defending champion, retain the title or be left in a shade of the current ASP World No.1 Gabriel Medina or San Clemente's local Kolohe Andino?

Lower Trestles

Trestles area is set of easy-to-ride, high-performance, cobblestone-lined pointbreaks, located on the border between San Diego County and Orange County, just a few hundred yards away from San Clemente. The surfing spots consists of, from north to south, Upper Trestles (Uppers), Lower Trestles (Lowers), and Middle Trestles (Middles). According to some, Lowers is the funniest wave on the planet and lends itself to some of the highest-performance surfing you’ll ever see. The world pro tour added a Trestles event to its schedule in 2001, with the Billabong Pro (later renamed the Hurley Pro), held at Lowers, claimed by Andy Irons.

current ASP World Tour leader Gabriel Medina

As a reminder of the importance of this place in ASP history, the ASP Heritage Series will recommence at the Hurley Pro at Trestles with a battle between historic rivals 1989 ASP World Champion Martin Potter and 1991 ASP World Runner-Up Brad Gerlach. The ASP Heritage Series, designed to honor the icons of the sport, was launched at the J-Bay Open this year where surfing legends Tom Curren and Mark Occhilupo squared off in rifling six-to-eight foot Jeffreys Bay. Curren emerged victorious, securing a Perfect 10-point ride in the process. The Potter/Gerlach bout will take place during the event window.

ASP Heritage Series: Martin Potter vs. Brad Gerlach

You can watch all of the action live below

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10. 9. 2014
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