Here’s some fun behind the scenes moments…#TOURNOTES: HIGHLIGHTS FROM LOWERS
TODAY: SURFING ICONS SHAUN TOMSON, WAYNE “RABBIT” BARTHOLOMEW, SIMON ANDERSON, MICHAEL HO AND CHEYNE HORAN TO MATCH-UP IN HERITAGE SERIES EXPRESSION SESSION
Image: WSL/Kirstin:Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) will battle Sage Erickson (USA) for a place in the Quarterfinals of the Swatch Women’s Pro in the opening heat of the day.
|Location:||Lower Trestles, San Clemente, CA/USA|
|Event window:||September 9 – 20, 2015|
|Today’s call:||Women’s Round 4, Men’s Round 4, Men’s Heritage Series Expression Session, Men’s Round 5, Women’s Quarterfinals|
|Conditions:||3′ – 5′|
SAN CLEMENTE, CA/USA (Saturday, September 12, 2015) – Today will see another big day of action at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro, stops No. 8 and 7 respectively on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), and competition has been called ON in clean three-to-five foot surf at Lower Trestles. The event will commence with Women’s Round 4 at 8 a.m. followed by Men’s Round 4, the Men’s Heritage Series Expression Session, Men’s Round 5 and the Women’s Quarterfinals.
“It’s still looking really great out there so we’re going to start with the women’s event this morning,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We’re going to have another full day of competition with Women’s Round 4, Men’s Round 4, the Men’s Heritage Series, Men’s Round 5 and then back to the Women’s Quarterfinals to end out the day.”
First to compete will be Sage Erickson (USA) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in the opening heat of Women’s Round 4.
A good size mix of southerly swells will gradually trend down through the weekend, although remain very rippable and rather peaky at Lowers. The surf will continue to slowly fade early next week off the mix of southerly swells. A fun, new SW swell remains on track for the 17th-18th. Surfline.
The Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles started on September 9 and could run through September 20, 2015. Fans can follow all the action LIVE via webcast on WorldSurfLeague.com and on the WSL mobile app.
Fans around the world can also follow the broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports in Australia, MCS Extreme in France, EDGE Sports in China, South Korea, Malaysia and other territories and on Globo TV in Brazil.
Swatch Women’s Pro Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Hurley Pro Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Miguel Pupo (BRA), Italo Ferreira (BRA), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Nat Young (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Owen Wright (BRA)
Men’s Heritage Series Expression Session:
Shaun Tomson, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Simon Anderson, Michael Ho and Cheyne Horan