LOWER TRESTLES, California/USA (Sunday, September 12, 2010) – Clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves are on offer this morning at Lower Trestles, prompting event organizers at the Hurley Pro at Trestles to call Round 1 of competition on at 8am.
Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles will feature the newly-minted ASP Top 34 as well as a red-hot ASP World Title Race.
"We've got really fun looking surfing pulsing through this morning and Round 1 will commence at 8am," Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. "We'll monitor conditions, but we look to complete all 12 heats of Round 1 and possibly a portion of Round 2."
For the first time in the history of the sport, the ASP will unveil its new 36-man format at the Hurley Pro Trestles.
ASP WORLD TOUR 36-MAN FORMAT:
Round 1: 12 three-man heats, 1st advances to Round 3, 2nd and 3rd to Round 2
Round 2: 12 man-on-man heats, 1st to Round 3, 2nd is Equal 25th place
Round 3: 12 man-on-man heats, 1st to Round 4, 2nd is Equal 13th place
Round 4: Four 3-man heats, 1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd and 3rd to Round 5
Round 5: Four man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd is Equal 9th
Quarterfinals: Four man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Semifinals, 2nd is Equal 5th
Semifinals: Two man-on-man heats, 1st advances to Finals, 2nd is Equal 3rd
Final: One man-on-man heat, 1st and 2nd
Surfline, official forecasters for the Hurley Pro Trestles, are currently tracking several promising systems that could be set to deliver good waves throughout the event.
Up first this morning will be Dane Reynolds (USA), 25, Chris Davidson (AUS), 33, and Luke Munro (AUS), 27, in Heat 1 Round 1 of the Hurley Pro at Trestles.
The Hurley Pro Trestles will be webcast LIVE via hurley.com/hurleypro/.
The event will also be broadcast LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia. Check out foxsports.com.au/fueltv for details.
For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.
HURLEY PRO TRESTLES ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Dane Reynolds (USA), Chris Davidson (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Taj Burrow (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kai Otton (AUS), Rob Machado (USA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Luke Stedman (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 8: Bobby Martinez (USA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 10: Andy Irons (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Owen Wright (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Damien Hobgood (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)