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John John Florence (HAW), pictured during a free surf, will match up against Australians Bede Durbidge and Mitch Crews in the final heat of Round 1 today. Photo: ASP / Rowland
John John Florence (HAW), pictured during a free surf, will match up against Australians Bede Durbidge and Mitch Crews in the final heat of Round 1 today.
Photo: ASP / Rowland

By Andrea Swayne

Round No. 1 of the Hurley Pro at Trestles has begun.

Conditions looked clean and the ocean was delivering 3- to 5-foot waves for today’s 8 a.m. start.

“We woke up this morning and we’ve got really clean, nice lines,” said Association of Surfing Professionals Commissioner Kieren Perrow in a statement. “The swell filled in a lot more overnight and it’s evened out, so we are on. We’re pleased with the way the waves are this morning and there’s a lot of great surf.”

Among the day’s competitors are San Clemente-based surfers Tanner Gudauskas and Kolohe Andino.

Gudauskas is set to face 11-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater and Australian Matt Wilkinson in Heat 5.

The Heat 8 matchup will see Andino taking on Fredrick Patacchia of Hawaii and Brazilian Jadson Andre.

The Swatch Women’s Pro remains on standby.

The Hurley Pro is stop eight on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour. The Swatch Women’s Pro is stop seven of 10 on the Women’s ASP WCT.

Catch the action live at www.thehurleypro.com.

Check out the San Clemente Times Hurley Pro special section in today’s paper.

 

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