Hurley Pro Trestles: Thursday Photos And Video

Despite this early morning glass blaster Luke Munro was dispatched for the event by Owen Wright. Photo: jackenglish.com
Despite this early morning glass blaster Luke Munro was dispatched for the event by Owen Wright. Photo: jackenglish.com

Well, the six remaining Round 2 heats were completed today, and that was it. Frustration definitely summed up the day as competitors were forced to deal with the inconsistency of California south swells. In heat 10 Taylor Knox and Roy Powers were victim to not one, but two heat restarts—surely a first. But T. Knox didn’t let that stop him, putting up the highest heat total of the day and showing everyone that 39 ain’t no thing. He was so dialed in that he even put up an air reverse for kicks and nearly rode out of it (check the video a little further down for evidence).

Carlsbad's Taylor Knox, and oldest surfer on tour, was the standout of the day. He even nearly stuck an air reverse! Yeah T. Knox! Photo: jackenglish.com
Carlsbad's Taylor Knox, and oldest surfer on tour, was the standout of the day. He even nearly stuck an air reverse! Yeah T. Knox! Photo: jackenglish.com

After the six heats of Round 2 were wrapped up contest director Pat O’Connell decided to finish for the day and have a massive expression session with whatever competitors were around. Maybe Pat just wanted to get some surf himself… Watch the last two days of the Hurley Pro at hurley.com/hurleypro.

Day 5 of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles. Photo: jackenglish.com
Day 5 of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles. Photo: jackenglish.com
Jesse Billauer and Kelly Slater showing that people can share waves at Lowers. Photo: jackenglish.com
Jesse Billauer and Kelly Slater showing that people can share waves at Lowers. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kolohe's slob during the expression session. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kolohe's slob during the expression session. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dusty's heat against Jeremy was easily the most competitive and action-packed of the day. Dusty won, partly due to this turn. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dusty's heat against Jeremy was easily the most competitive and action-packed of the day. Dusty won, partly due to this turn. Photo: jackenglish.com
Mick Fanning getting his kicks in during the expression session. Photo: jackenglish.com
Mick Fanning getting his kicks in during the expression session. Photo: jackenglish.com
Despite losing in the first ever double restart heat to Taylor Knox Roy Powers still enjoys the spread in the competitor's area. Photo: jackenglish.com
Despite losing in the first ever double restart heat to Taylor Knox Roy Powers still enjoys the spread in the competitor's area. Photo: jackenglish.com
Evan Geiselman was not in the contest, but if he had been we're sure he'd be making a surfer or two look a fool. Photo: jackenglish.com
Evan Geiselman was not in the contest, but if he had been we're sure he'd be making a surfer or two look a fool. Photo: jackenglish.com
Man, Adam Melling sure is coming into his own on tour. Photo: jackenglish.com
Man, Adam Melling sure is coming into his own on tour. Photo: jackenglish.com
Even during the expression session Kelly steals the show. Photo: jackenglish.com
Even during the expression session Kelly steals the show. Photo: jackenglish.com

HURLEY PRO TRESTLES REMAINING ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) 11.00 def. Luke Munro 10.60
Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) 12.16 def. Daniel Ross (AUS) 9.26
Heat 8: Dusty Payne (HAW) 13.50 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.00
Heat 9: Adam Melling (AUS) 12.40 def. Tom Whitaker (AUS) 6.34
Heat 10: Taylor Knox (USA) 14.50 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 7.83
Heat 11: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.60 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.17
Heat 12: Luke Stedman (AUS) 12.70 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 11.60

HURLEY PRO TRESTLES ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 2: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 8: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 10: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

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