Hurley Lowers Pro 2012: Day 1 + 2 Photos

posted by / Photos / September 18, 2012

Jadson Andre had Julian Wilson on the ropes in Round 2 before the Aussie pulled out a score in the closing seconds. Photo: Taras

Jadson Andre had Julian Wilson on the ropes in Round 2 before the Aussie pulled out a score in the closing seconds. Photo: Taras

Dusty Payne threw this tail high reverse in Round 1 and earned his first heat win back from ankle injury. With his surfing looking an electric 100%, his Round 3 draw against Mick Fanning will be one to watch. Photo: Taras

Dusty Payne threw this tail high reverse in Round 1 and earned his first heat win back from ankle injury. With his surfing looking an electric 100%, his Round 3 draw against Mick Fanning will be one to watch. Photo: Taras

John John Florence, early Sunday morning. Photo: Taras

John John Florence, early Sunday morning. Photo: Taras

Taylor Knox is 41 years old and is still fired up to win heats. He ousted 22-year-old Owen Wright in Round 2 with some inspired rail work. Photo: Taras

Taylor Knox is 41 years old and is still fired up to win heats. He ousted 22-year-old Owen Wright in Round 2 with some inspired rail work. Photo: Taras

Parko can string together a Lowers right, from start to finish, without a single pump or bobble. Round 3 matches him against Taylor Knox. Photo: Taras

Parko can string together a Lowers right, from start to finish, without a single pump or bobble. Round 3 matches him against Taylor Knox. Photo: Taras

Not many surfers opt for the Rodeo in competition. Pat Gudauskas does. Photo: Taras

Not many surfers opt for the Rodeo in competition. Pat Gudauskas does. Photo: Taras

Taj Burrow loves Lowers and you can see it in his surfing time after time. Photo: Taras

Taj Burrow loves Lowers and you can see it in his surfing time after time. Photo: Taras

Taj, jerseyless nosepick. Photo: Taras

Taj, jerseyless nosepick. Photo: Taras

Yadin Nicol had a monster heat in Round 1, his 17.57 total is the highest of the event so far. Photo: Taras

Yadin Nicol had a monster heat in Round 1, his 17.57 total is the highest of the event so far. Photo: Taras

Paul Fisher was on the beach terrorizing many a competitor. Photo: Corey Wilson

Paul Fisher was on the beach terrorizing many a competitor. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dusty’s patented fin ditch from the water. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dusty’s patented fin ditch from the water. Photo: Corey Wilson

Kelly sat on the shoulder for a good twenty minutes after winning his heat. Sometimes the champ needs a little alone time. Photo: Corey Wilson

Kelly sat on the shoulder for a good twenty minutes after winning his heat. Sometimes the champ needs a little alone time. Photo: Corey Wilson

With a minute left Pat Gudauskas needed a 9.38 against Jeremy Flores. He launched this frontside slob tweak but fell just short with a nine. Photo: Corey Wilson

With a minute left Pat Gudauskas needed a 9.38 against Jeremy Flores. He launched this frontside slob tweak but fell just short with a nine. Photo: Corey Wilson

Matt Wilkinson, excited for the 2012 Hurley Pro Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Matt Wilkinson, excited for the 2012 Hurley Pro Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jadson’s 7.60 against Julian. Photo: Carey

Jadson’s 7.60 against Julian. Photo: Carey

Julian needed a 6.27 and squeezed out this 6.63 as the buzzer sounded. On to Round 3... Photo: Carey

Julian needed a 6.27 and squeezed out this 6.63 as the buzzer sounded. On to Round 3... Photo: Carey

In an all goofyfooted matchup, Wilko edged out CJ Hobgood with turns like this. Photo: Carey

In an all goofyfooted matchup, Wilko edged out CJ Hobgood with turns like this. Photo: Carey

Kolohe looked on point against Heitor. But Alves pulled out a Hail Mary rodeo flip for a nine and stole the heat win. Photo: Carey

Kolohe looked on point against Heitor. But Alves pulled out a Hail Mary rodeo flip for a nine and stole the heat win. Photo: Carey

In another tight heat, Damien Hobgood fell to Adam Melling’s buzzer beating 7.57. Photo: Carey

In another tight heat, Damien Hobgood fell to Adam Melling’s buzzer beating 7.57. Photo: Carey

Melling, mid 9.73 earlier in the heat against Damo. Photo: Carey

Melling, mid 9.73 earlier in the heat against Damo. Photo: Carey

Miguel Pupo, settling for a disappointing 25th at the 2012 Hurley Pro. Photo: Carey

Miguel Pupo, settling for a disappointing 25th at the 2012 Hurley Pro. Photo: Carey

Taylor Knox, on a quad? Really? Kelly, bewildered. Photo: Sherm

Taylor Knox, on a quad? Really? Kelly, bewildered. Photo: Sherm

Mick's got that look on his face -- like he just got away with something. Photo: Sherm

Mick's got that look on his face -- like he just got away with something. Photo: Sherm

John John Florence. Photo: Sherm

John John Florence. Photo: Sherm

Matt Biolos says Taj is one of the few professionals to stick with glass on fins only. His round 1 performance was a clear indication why. Photo: Sherm

Matt Biolos says Taj is one of the few professionals to stick with glass on fins only. His round 1 performance was a clear indication why. Photo: Sherm

Adrian, did you just wake? Early morning daze. Photo: Sherm

Adrian, did you just wake? Early morning daze. Photo: Sherm

Andino camp. Photo: Sherm

Andino camp. Photo: Sherm

We're not even sure how to caption this one. Anybody? Photo: Sherm

We're not even sure how to caption this one. Anybody? Photo: Sherm


 

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3 Responses to “Hurley Lowers Pro 2012: Day 1 + 2 Photos”

  1. Kaipo Gomes says:

    To Pete Taras,
    Great stuff on the Yadin speed blur. That one is gold. Well done.

    Cost to Nike for Kolohe: $1.4 Million

    Cost to Kolohe for Coach Parsons: $185,000.00 per year

    Cost to see Kolohe “camp” reaction to Heitor beating him: Priceless!!!!!

  2. Hodge says:

    Is this what it has come to, One guy is clearly on his game and surfing solid the other falling on the most basic of turns, clearly off his game. Wait guy 2 does one killer move and wins the heat.F@%K T*&^T not that it wasn’t a killer air it was, although what about the other 95% of the heat!! and if you really analyze his last wave the reverse and where and how he did it was far more critical than the two others, Makes you wonder sometimes who was sitting up there! I think along with a lot of other people this will go down as a robbery or just straight dumb luck!

  3. willie says:

    medina shreddes over kolohe

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