Day 1 At The 2016 Volcom TCT Global Champs

Cole Sandman. Photo: Zac Milan Cole Sandman. Photo: Zac Milan

It was a long road, but we’re finally here: the 2016 TCT Global Champs! The hottest up-and-coming surfers from around the world who qualified for Champs this year traveled near and far to beautiful Lower, Trestles in San Clemente, CA, to kick off day one of the four day event with great surf and conditions. The swell arrived in perfect time as we ran through Round 1 heats of Groms, Squids, and Girls while finishing with the Squids quarterfinals heats.

Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris

Delovio Kahanu: Photo: Kenny Morris Kahanu Delovio: Photo: Kenny Morris

Blake Spier: Photo: Zac Milan Blake Spier: Photo: Zac Milan

Bryan Gabriel. Photo: Kenny Morris Gabriela Bryan. Photo: Kenny Morris

Sage Burke. Photo: Zac Milan Sage Burke. Photo: Zac Milan

The SSW swell looks promising for the next three days of competition with wave heights holding at 4-7ft and conditions in the fair-to-good range. There will be a live webcast on the final two days (June 16-17), so be sure to keep your eyes glued to tct.volcom.com for all the action and to see who will be crowned the 2016 TCT Global Champs!