LOWERS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Lower Trestles has lured in an all-star cast thanks to a run of southern hemi swell. From Brett Simpson (shown) to Jordy Smith and world No. 1 Carissa Moore, the talent level's been elevated. Here are some highlights in varying shades of gray.
In a month, Jordy Smith will be back for the Hurley Pro. And while all of the hype has been about Dane Reynolds and his wild card, Smith's a dangerous man at Lowers.
After she won the U.S. Open, Carissa Moore went camping at San Onofre, breaking the bank for a $35 a night site. But the proximity to Lowers definitely paid off.
Yadin Nicol made the march down to San Clemente from his home in Santa Barbara. He may have had to fight traffic, but he found some room to move once he put it in park.
Part of a very international lineup, Byron Bay grom Kyuss King found a few corners among the heavily contested waves.
A win at the Supergirl Pro in Oceanside is good. A turn like this at Lowers is better. Malia Manuel has her priorities straight.
Brett Simpson's so close to a breakout on the ASP World Tour, it's probably not fair. But he's making sure his turns are squared up and ready to go come September.
Rising San Clemente star Griffin Colapinto rubbed shoulders with the big boys and came away a better man for it. This shot is so Kolohe Andino six years ago.
Second generation Brazilian surf star Ian Gouveia taking it straight up. Expect to see a lot more of him in the not-too-distant future.