Lowers © ASP/Kirstin
Surf News Network, 1 September - If you're tagging along with the world elite to San Clemente for the Hurley Lowers Pro, check the below Trestles Event guide, a tour of Lowers to help you to negotiate the ASP pro circus in San Clemente.
BAGGAGE CLAIM: John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), Long Beach (LGB), Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles (LAX), or San Diego International Airport (SAN)
TRANSPORTATION: Rental car. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 405 freeway as you make the trek down to San Clemente. Once in San Clemente, you'll want to drive down to the event site, but taxis are more than available when sampling the downtown nightlife....
Norm Marsh died from prostate cancer earlier this week. 'Stormin Normin' was a fixture on the North Shore since the mid 70s' and could always be seen ripping Laniakea in his speedos. A true NS gem, Norm was a commited surfer, always in top shape and loved the big waves. Thus, the name 'Stormin Normin' cause he charged hard. He was the last person one would expect to lose his life to cancer. It was always assumed 'Stormin Normin' would be hitting the surf into old age. A lesson for us all about the fragile, precious time we have on planet earth. RIP Norm and thank you for the inspiration. Next wave is for you. Aloha, gq.
Classic sorta impromptu talk story sesh with one young and one 'older' living legend....about the heat of a lifetime.