Marc Lacomare advancing into the round 24. Photo: ASP
Yesterday saw the final heats of Round 2 go down at Huntington Beach. It’s not exactly been world class surf but that’s not discouraged the Euro contingent, all of whom progressed through to the next round.
But it was Jordy Smith who notched up the biggest heat score with some powerful forehand rail work, riding a new board to adjust to the slower conditions.
“I think the trick out there is really just catching waves because there aren’t many of them at the moment. You don’t have to do a whole lot out there to get big scores and just have to look like you’re not fighting the wave. Conditions are really tough and I knew I needed a wider board. It ended up working out,” offered Jordy in his post heat interview.
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VANS US OPEN OF SURFING MEN’S ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.34, Hodei Collazo (EUK) 12.00, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 8.67, Yadin Nicol (AUS) 7.20
Heat 8: Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.26, Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 12.10, Garrett Parkes (AUS) 9.53, Cory Lopez (USA) 8.30
Heat 9: Matt Banting (AUS) 13.83, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 11.30, Michael Dunphy (USA) 10.77, Josh Kerr (AUS) 1.44
Heat 10: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 13.56, Charles Martin (GLP) 13.17, Sunny Garcia (HAW) 10.97, Perth Standlick (AUS) 9.84
Heat 11: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 14.07, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.13, Tim Reyes (USA) 11.77, Perth Standlick (AUS) 9.84
Heat 12: Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.67, Nat Young (USA) 11.67, Gabe Kling (USA) 11.17, Evan Geiselman (USA) 6.85