ASP Top 34 rookie Yadin Nicol standout on Day 1 of the event
Surf News, 16 September, 2012 : The 2012 Hurley Pro at Trestles kicked off competition today in two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the iconic high-performance venue of Lower Trestles, bearing witness to a sensational day of surfing as the ASP Top 34 completed the opening round of competition. Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles marks a proven crucial stop in season, with the event victor ultimately winning the ASP World Title the past four years.
Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion and defending five-time Hurley Pro at Trestles winner, built momentum throughout his opening heat to advance directly to Round 3 over fellow veterans Tiago Pires (PRT), 32, and Taylor Knox (USA), 40. Admittedly, Slater has been spending less time in the water lately, but showed no signs of fatigue in his dominant Round 1 performance.