Hurley Lowers Pro: The Day Before the Finals

posted by / Photos / September 21, 2011

Photos by Jimmicane / Words by Travis Ferré

Although surfing is a subjective activity, Kelly Slater sure makes it easy to like him no matter what when he does this turn. Two heats yesterday, two wins.

Although surfing is a subjective activity, Kelly Slater sure makes it easy to like him no matter what when he does this turn. Two heats yesterday, two wins.

Well look at Owen go! Battling through a scary heat this morning against John John, Owen battled back a confident backhand attack for a 9 in the waning seconds and the win.

Well look at Owen go! Battling through a scary heat this morning against John John, Owen battled back a confident backhand attack for a 9 in the waning seconds and the win.

John John Florence is beginning to nuzzle back into the spotlight he spent much of his childhood in. Only this time he brought a new style and approach that's unparalleled at the moment in surfing.

John John Florence is beginning to nuzzle back into the spotlight he spent much of his childhood in. Only this time he brought a new style and approach that's unparalleled at the moment in surfing.

Davo is a slasher. He seriously just slashes his way through heats. It's pretty sick.

Davo is a slasher. He seriously just slashes his way through heats. It's pretty sick.

IT's kind of hard to write this caption about Brett Simpson losing when you think about how well he surfed. Many would even say better than his opponent Joel Parkinson...

IT's kind of hard to write this caption about Brett Simpson losing when you think about how well he surfed. Many would even say better than his opponent Joel Parkinson...

Mick Fanning at Lowers is like watching Watson play Jeopardy.

Mick Fanning at Lowers is like watching Watson play Jeopardy.

I think Adriano would throw a really rad post victory party.

I think Adriano would throw a really rad post victory party.

Josh Kerr will be meeting Jeremy Flores this morning in the second heat. It'd be a good call to watch that one.

Josh Kerr will be meeting Jeremy Flores this morning in the second heat. It'd be a good call to watch that one.

Joel Parkinson about to paddle out into his controversial heat against Julian Wilson.

Joel Parkinson about to paddle out into his controversial heat against Julian Wilson.

Either way, you'd have a hard time finding people who don't love watching Parko surf Lowers.

Either way, you'd have a hard time finding people who don't love watching Parko surf Lowers.