Monday Photos: Day 1 At The Hurley Pro

posted by / Monday Photos, News, Photos / September 16, 2013

Freddy P, in case you forgot. Photo: Corey Wilson

Freddy P, in case you forgot. Fred was looking good, but not good enough to topple Nat Young. Photo: Corey Wilson

Nat Young has been spending a ton of time on a stationary bike and his legs have become thicker than redwoods. A bolt of lightning to go compliment the thunder thighs on Nat’s way to yet another heat win. Photo: Corey Wilson

Nat has been spending a ton of time on a stationary bike and his legs have become thicker than redwoods. A bolt of lightning to compliment the thunder thighs on Nat’s way to yet another heat win. Photo: Corey Wilson

Taj Burrow tries his darnedest to make floaters cool again. And it worked — at least in the juge’s minds. Photo: Jimmicane

Taj Burrow tried his darnedest to make floaters cool again. And it worked — at least in the judges' minds. Photo: Jimmicane

Josh Kerr, daydreaming of a bigger swell. Kerrsy lost his Round 1 heat, but redeemed himself in Round 2 with a few worthy airs along the way. Photo: Sherm

Josh Kerr, daydreaming of a bigger swell. Kerrsy lost his Round 1 heat, but redeemed himself in Round 2 with a few worthy airs along the way. Photo: Sherm

Local boy Pat Gudauskas and one of his biggest fans. Pat surfs against Teahupo’o champ Ace Buchan in the first heat once competition resumes. Photo: Jimmicane

Local boy Pat Gudauskas and one of his biggest fans. Pat surfs against Teahupo’o champ Ace Buchan in the first heat once competition resumes. Photo: Jimmicane

Jordy Smith looked like a fully-grown man playing in a Pop Warner football game — manhandling everything he came in contact with. Jordy found a way to fit several turns like this on each of his waves, and he won his heat without having to beg. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jordy Smith looked like a fully-grown man playing in a Pop Warner football game — manhandling everything he came in contact with. Jordy found a way to fit several turns like this on each of his waves, and he won his heat without having to beg. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jordy — another carve, another angle. Photo: Jimmicane

Jordy — another carve, another angle. Photo: Jimmicane

Joel Parkinson’s curtain call. He was nipped by Travis Logie in their Round 1 heat, but Parko encored with a big performance to beat Ian Crane in Round 2. Photo: Jimmicane

Joel Parkinson’s curtain call. He was nipped by Travis Logie in their Round 1 heat, but Parko encored with a big performance to beat Ian Crane in Round 2. Photo: Jimmicane

Kelly’s devilish pre-heat smirk wasn’t enough to mind-f—ck Brett Simpson in Round 1. Photo: Sherm

Kelly’s devilish pre-heat smirk wasn’t enough to mind-f—ck Brett Simpson in Round 1. Photo: Sherm

Kelly Slater's turning point. Photo: Jimmicane

Kelly Slater's turning point. Photo: Jimmicane

“Yeah, and then I beat Kelly.” Brett Simpson explains. Photo: Sherm

“Yeah, and then I beat Kelly.” Brett Simpson explains. Photo: Sherm

One man’s trash is another man’s ticket to Round 3. Julian Wilson threw away two eight-point rides in his first heat. Those spare scores would have won any other heat of the first round. Photo: Jimmicane

One man’s trash is another man’s ticket to Round 3. Julian Wilson threw away two eight-point rides in his first heat. Those spare scores would have won any other heat of the first round. Photo: Jimmicane

Miguel Pupo and a playful ‘oop. Miggy surfed well, but fell victim to circumstance — he surfed against Julian Wilson. Photo: Corey Wilson

Miguel Pupo and a playful ‘oop. Miggy surfed well, but fell victim to circumstance — he surfed against Julian Wilson. Photo: Corey Wilson

Julian again, one last air before calling it a heat. Photo: Corey Wilson

Julian again, one last air before calling it a heat. Photo: Corey Wilson

Kelly Slater, three fins and a brand new focus for Round 2. He eradicated Dane Reynolds shortly after this photo was snapped. Photo: Sherm

Kelly Slater, three fins and a brand new focus for Round 2. He eradicated Dane Reynolds shortly after this photo was snapped. Photo: Sherm

Dane came and Dane went. After two slow heats, he was left driving back to Ventura with a 25th place, $8,000 and a new iPad. And we’re left waiting for his next Marine Layer edit. Photo: Sherm

Dane came and Dane went. After two slow heats, he was left driving back to Ventura with a 25th place, $8,000 and a new iPad. And we’re left waiting for his next Marine Layer edit. Photo: Sherm

Adriano de Souza, ruthless as ever. In the last heat of the day, ADS dropped the event’s highest scores: a 9.73 and a 9.10. Photo: Jimmicane

Adriano de Souza, ruthless as ever. In the last heat of the day, ADS dropped the event’s highest scores: a 9.73 and a 9.10. Photo: Jimmicane


 

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  • Richard Hardy

    these waves have got me really excited…

  • Mike Anderson

    These waves make me want to take a nap, just kidding well sort of. Be fun for sure with no one out though…