Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America
6.0 Lowers Pro (ASP WQS 4-Star)
Event No. 3 on the 2008 ASP North America World Qualifying Series (Men)
Oakley Pro Junior
Event No. 3 on the 2008 ASP North America Pro Junior Series (Men)
Lower Trestles, California, United States of America
April 29 – May 3, 2008
SAN CLEMENTE, California (Friday, May 2, 2008) – The south swell has arrived and is pumping in clean four-to-five foot (2 metre) waves for Day 4 of the 6.0 Lowers Pro, rewarding competitors who survived the opening rounds of competition with the opportunity to strut their stuff in classic Lower Trestles.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event will finish the remaining heats of Round 5 this morning before running Round 6, and the top seeds will no doubt revel in the improved conditions.
The remaining heats of Round 5 will see ASP World Tour icon Fredrick Patacchia (North Shore, HI) as well as marquee ASP WQS campaigners Dane and Patrick Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA), Brett Simpson (Huntington Beach, CA), Sterling Spencer (Pensacola, FL), among others do battle this morning before the running of Round 6.
With the completion of Round 6, the 6.0 Lowers Pro will have narrowed the field down to the remaining 16 competitors which will culminate tomorrow.
Immediately following the completion of Round 6 of the 6.0 Lowers Pro, the ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior will begin competition, with 48 of the top junior surfers in the nation squaring off for a chance at prize money, valuable ASP Pro Junior ratings points in hopes of qualifying for the prestigious Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.
Seeded in today’s event will be reigning ASP North America Pro Junior Champion Adam Wickwire (Satellite Beach, FL), current ratings leader on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA) as well as international superstars Dusty Payne (Lahaina, HI), Shaun Joubert (Mossel Bay, ZAF), amongst others.
The Oakley Pro Junior also serves as the North American qualifier for the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge and will reward the top two finishers with seeds in the event.
Action kicks off at 8am.
All 6.0 Lowers Pro and Oakley Pro Junior action is being webcast LIVE via www.nike6lowerspro.com
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org.