The Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro has come to Trestles, and the diligent editors of Transworld Business took it upon ourselves to leave the office behind for a day to go check it out.
Friday morning’s high tide and light wind translated to clean, overhead sets for rounds 5 and 6 of the WQS men’s event. The San Clemente crowd was definitely rooting for their hometown boys the Gudauskas brothers, but only Patrick managed to snag a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals. Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz scored a perfect ten that got everyone cheering and was also good enough for a trip to the QFs. Also held today were rounds 1 and 2 of the Oakley Pro Junior.
The scene at the beach. The fact that the contest started at 8:00 on a weekday morning cut down on the crowd factor significantly.
Sterling Spencer has an awesome name. His bottom turn isn’t too bad either.
Friday’s waves were consistently rideable well into the whitewash zone. Spencer rode this one almost all the way in, prompting park rangers to require that competitors stay out of the whitewater due to “safety regulations.”
Jarrad Sullivan throwing some spray.
Local boy Dane Gudauskas was a crowd favorite for powerful snaps like this one.
I don’t know what this thing is, but I do know that I’d hate to be the guy in charge of managing Nike’s marketing budget.
Call me old school (or just old), but I’m always amazed at how groms can just sit and play video games during events like this.
The reason Orange County is so overpopulated.