Event #2 of the American Pro Surfing Series (APSS) will run this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The non-ASP sanctioned trifecta series kicked off with event #1 at the end of April and will host its third and final event in early November.
According to Adam Wright from the Official Event Forecaster, Solspot.com, “You can’t really get a much better mix of swells for the HB Pier. We already have S-SSW swell on the way that will be mixing with some medium-period WNW-NW energy from a waking North Pacific storm track that will work to set up peaky conditions. If that wasn’t enough, ’Major’ Hurricane Miriam is just starting to move into the North Orange County SE swell window and she will likely be adding additional tropical SE swell to the blend.”
With this mix of swell in the water, Solspot expects the competition days to have consistent shoulder to head high surf, with waves going a couple of feet overhead on the best sets. These waves will be coupled with light morning winds and only moderate onshores in the afternoons.
Created by industry veteran Scott Waring, the contests offer an opportunity for domestic surfers to earn prize money and bragging rights while competing stateside. The event draws a healthy mix of California surfing legends and young up and comers, both men and women.
After event #1, Chris Ward (San Clemente) leads the series with Torrey Meister (San Diego), Kilian Garland (Santa Barbara) and Gabe Kling (Saint Augustine, Fla.) in second, third and fourth, respectively.
In the women’s division Erica Hosseini (Newport Beach) leads the charge followed by Meah Collins (Costa Mesa) in second, Anastasia Ashley (Malibu) in third, andKulia Doherty (Rancho Santa Fe) in fourth.
Additional athletes who are registered for event #2 include Chris Waring (Seal Beach), Cory Arrambide (Ventura), Kalani Robb (San Clemente), Colin Moran(Costa Mesa), Teddy Navarro (Huntington Beach), Matt Pagan (Hermosa Beach)and Brad Ettinger (Huntington Beach). On the ladies side legendary Women’s World Champ Lisa Andersen (Huntington Beach) is confirmed.
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Special thanks to American Pro Surfing Series sponsors: Chiquita, Honda, Solspot,Matunas, Zico, Sierra Nevada, J7 Surfboards, Pura Vida Tequila, Aladdin Surf Mag, Dizm Eyewear, Taco Surf, Banzai Bowls, Printech, Sandy’s Beach Grill,OrangeCounty.com.