HURLEY PRO AND DRAGON GET TOGETHER
Local Lowers crew Dragon partner up for the Hurley Pro
It's just over a month until the ASP World Tour heads to Trestles for the Hurley Pro. To be held at Lowers, this wave is not only one of the premier performance waves on the planet, it is also one of the closest to a train track.
The wildcards have been announced with Dane Reynolds winning the first ever Video Trials and Mitch Crews winning the non-cyber version. In other news, Dragon has announced its partnership with Hurley as the official eyewear sponsor of the 2013 Hurley Pro at Trestles. Dragon's founder and CEO Will Howard is born and bred and San Clemente and was stoked to get the company back to its roots and support of professional surfing.
"Dragon was born in a tiny garage a few miles away from Trestles and there is no better event for us as a company to get behind," explains Howard. "The Hurley Pro is a contest that draws support from an authentic surf community that has a passion for surfing, just like we do at Dragon."
Dragon main man Mick Fanning will also be in attendance trying to peg back ratings leader and all round Lowers guru Kelly Slater. "I'm extremely happy Dragon has partnered up for the Hurley Pro this year," says Fanning, who has been part of Dragon his entire career. "It's a great fit for the company especially as they are true locals in the area. It's one of the most exciting events on the tour so it's great to have some support."