Lowers Lights Up For Surfing America Championships On Friday

Lowers lit up today for the Surfing America Championships. And it’s only going to get better as the south swell on tap mixes with the Hurricane Celia swell. Get ready for some boundaries to be pushed by the nation’s best surfers. The event takes a lay day tomorrow and resumes action on Sunday morning, running until Monday and culminating in the naming of the 2011 PacSun USA Surf Team. Watch all the action LIVE at surfingamericalive.com as the best kids in America go for National Titles. And stay tuned to transworldsurf.com for full wraps each day.

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Brother Andino nosepickin' his way to a 10. Photo: Steindler

Brother Andino nosepickin' his way to a 10. Photo: Steindler

Luke Davis cutting some early morning Lowers glass. Photo: Steindler

Luke Davis cutting some early morning Lowers glass. Photo: Steindler

Andrew Doheny slashing on his backhand. Photo: Steindler

Andrew Doheny slashing on his backhand. Photo: Steindler

Evan Geiselman is like an acrobat. Look how far up his front foot is. Photo: Steindler

Evan Geiselman is like an acrobat. Look how far up his front foot is. Photo: Steindler

God damn Lowers looks fun. Photo: Steindler

God damn Lowers looks fun. Photo: Steindler

Conner Coffin can't take his eyes off Lowers, not even for Ryan Simmons. Photo: Steindler

Conner Coffin can't take his eyes off Lowers, not even for Ryan Simmons. Photo: Steindler

Florida's Evan Thompson awaits his quarterfinals heat on Sunday. Photo: Steindler

Florida's Evan Thompson awaits his quarterfinals heat on Sunday. Photo: Steindler

Daniel Glenn psyching on Lowers. Photo: Steindler

Daniel Glenn psyching on Lowers. Photo: Steindler

Encinitas-bred Taylor Clark. Photo: Steindler

Encinitas-bred Taylor Clark. Photo: Steindler

Jersey boy and all around good kid Pat Schmidt. Photo: Steindler

Jersey boy and all around good kid Pat Schmidt. Photo: Steindler

Nage Melamead taking home a heat win today. Photo: Steindler

Nage Melamead taking home a heat win today. Photo: Steindler

Dylan Kowalski. Photo: Steindler

Dylan Kowalski. Photo: Steindler

Conner Coffin usually known for his man carves and barrel skills can also fly with the best of them. Photo: Steindler

Conner Coffin, usually known for his man carves and barrel skills, can also fly with the best of them. Photo: Steindler

And here's Conner showing off his versatility. Photo: Steindler

And here's Conner showing off his versatility. Photo: Steindler

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Parker Coffin nailed down a 10 today at Lowers. More of those to come from Porkchop. Photo: Steindler

Parker Coffin nailed down a 10 today at Lowers. More of those to come from Porkchop. Photo: Steindler

Brianna Cope en route to victory in her Girls U18 Round 1 heat. Photo: Steindler

Brianna Cope en route to victory in her Girls U18 Round 1 heat. Photo: Steindler

Lakey Peterson seems to get better by the second. Today she put up 18.04 points to take a heat victory. Photo: Steindler

Lakey Peterson seems to get better by the second. Today she put up 18.04 points to take a heat victory. Photo: Steindler

Parker Coffin. Photo: Steindler

Parker Coffin. Photo: Steindler

Courtney Conlogue looking in form as usual. Photo: Steindler

Courtney Conlogue looking in form as usual. Photo: Steindler

The name everyone is saying will be a world champ one day: Ian Gentil. Photo: Steindler

The name everyone is saying will be a world champ one day: Ian Gentil. Photo: Steindler

Kolohe Andino punching the clock around 11. Photo: Steindler

Kolohe Andino punching the clock around 11. Photo: Steindler

Brother Andino, shakas. Photo: Steindler

Brother Andino, shakas. Photo: Steindler

Two of the men behind the webcast, Dave Stansfield and Pete Mel. Photo: Steindler

Two of the men behind the webcast, Dave Stansfield and Pete Mel. Photo: Steindler

With Friday came a few more people in the competitor's area. Photo: Steindler

With Friday came a few more people in the competitor's area. Photo: Steindler

Tanner Hendrickson took his heat today with fins free assaults like this. Photo: Steindler

Tanner Hendrickson took his heat today with fins free assaults like this. Photo: Steindler

Alisha Gonsalves. Photo: Steindler

Alisha Gonsalves. Photo: Steindler