Hurley Pro Trestles ON in improving conditions
ASP World Tour event
Lower Trestles, San Clemente California
16 - 22 September 2012
Fun size South-southwest swell to prevail today
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 September, 2012 : - - The Hurley Pro at Trestles, Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been called on this morning with the world’s best surfers commencing competition at 9:30am in improving three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Lower Trestles.
“We have improving conditions this morning with surf in the three-to-four foot (1 metre) range and will commence competition at 9:30am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We expect the surf to maintain throughout the day and potentially clean up even more this afternoon. This is a good opportunity for us to complete Round 1 of competition today and there will be no Round 2 today. Looking further out, we’re seeing an even better system developing for middle of the week so we expect to have a solid event. Good luck to all our competitors today.”
Up first this morning will be Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, Brett Simpson (USA), 27, and Jadson Andre (BRA), 22, in the opening heat of Round 1. The Hurley Pro at Trestles will be webcast LIVE via hurley.com/hurleypro.
Surfline, official forecasters for the Hurley Pro at Trestles, are calling for: Fun size South-southwest swell to prevail today. South wind in the morning will likely create some bump, with cleaner conditions in the afternoon/evening. The surf temporarily fades tomorrow before a medium-size South swell strongest Wednesday and into Thursday, with long-period forerunners beginning to build Tuesday afternoon. Smaller, fading surf will take over for the last couple days of the waiting period. Conditions Monday through Friday look generally favorable with light morning wind and light to moderate onshore flow in the afternoons.
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HURLEY PRO AT TRESTLES ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: John John Florence (HAW), Kai Otton (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Evan Geiselman (USA)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Conner Coffin (USA)
Heat 7: Owen Wright (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 10: Julian Wilson (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Heitor Alves (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
The big change for Sunday is that we’ll see a coastal eddy develop. This will cool temps off quite a bit from Saturday and will also set up southerly wind in the morning (and some morning sickness/bump). As the afternoon sea breeze tries to kick in light SW/West wind will develop and we could very well see a clean up for the afternoon and evening.
Going a little further out, we have a good size south south swell (175-190) for the middle of the week. Long period forerunners will gradually build in through the afternoon on Tuesday the 18th, with a peak in swell on Wednesday the 19th and slowly easing swell on Thursday the 20th. Fun size leftovers would then take over by Friday.
Expect Tuesday to start off on the slower side and with the 6’+ high tide around 11AM things will be pretty swamped through most of the morning. As we move into the afternoon chest-shoulder sets will begin to show, with larger waves by sundown up to head high.
As the swell peaks on Wednesday and continues into Thursday morning we’ll see surf running shoulder high to a foot+ overhead and even up to a couple feet overhead on the largest sets Wednesday. Fun size, fading leftovers take over on Friday. Stay tuned, we’ll be refining this forecast further over the next couple days.
We’ll have a secondary, much smaller, SW Southern Hemisphere swell showing Tuesday through Thursday that will also help with overall consistency. There will be a small, new swell from the SW over the weekend of the 22nd-23rd, but the overall trend will be fading from earlier in the week.
TROPICS: We continue to watch Tropical Storm Kristy, which is now weakening off the coast of Southern Baja. As we’ve mentioned the past few days, we are expecting only minimal surf from Kristy late Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday, waist high at best. While Kristy took a pretty decent track to the northwest, its small size and relatively weak wind (40-45kt at the strongest ) will limit size. Furthermore, the minimal swell Kristy does create is really on the edge of the Lowers swell window at 155-165 degrees. As such, we’re only expecting minimal, shorter period SE swell Sunday evening and Monday.
We’ll also be watching newly formed Tropical Storm Lane over the next few days, with potential for minor/small SSW swell for the middle part of next week. Lane is roughly 1200 miles south-southwest of Southern California and on a slow westward track. Unless we see a major change in the track andintensity of Lane we will not see much swell from it and whatever we do see will very much be in the background of the much larger Southern Hemi south swell Wed/Thur.
Wind/Weather: As we referenced above, we’ll see much cooler weather on Sunday (vs Saturday) as a coastal eddy develops and also sets up southerly wind in the morning. Keep an eye out for an afternoon/evening clean up.
High pressure will then re-expand westward from the Central US Tuesday through Thursday and wind and weather conditions look very favorable for Lowers. Morning wind will be light/variable and possibly weakly offshore at times. Afternoon WSW/West will be light to moderate and generally top out around 10kts. We may see some morning low clouds on a couple of the days, but look for sunny, warm skies in the afternoons.
A note on tides for the next several day: We’ll see big, 6’ high tides in the later to late mornings, which will slow things down, especially on the smaller surf/swelldays.
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Source: Hurley / ASP
Author: Evan Slater / Dave Prodan
Tags: Hurley Pro, Lowers, Trestles, ASP World Tour