This soon to be historic event welcomes 17 of the world’s best females surfers to its cobblestone shores for the first time ever. With just four events remaining on this year’s WCT, the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles will be a crucial stop in the hunt for this year’s world surfing crown and an opportunity for surfers to gain vital points towards requalification.
“I’m so excited that in 2014 the women get to surf at Lower Trestles,” said reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore. “It’s a dream to compete at such a world-class wave, it’s been one of my favorites waves since I was little.” (ASP Media)
“I’ve been waiting for an event at Lower Trestles all my life,” said five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore. “It’s just so exciting to get to compete there.” (ASP Media)
The wildcard for the event has been awarded to 16-year-old Mahina Maeda from Hawai’i. Maeda was the highest placed ASP Qualification Series surfer at the Swatch Girls Pro in France, which ran in Hossegor last weekend.
“I’m really excited, this is going to be my first time competing in a CT event,” Maeda said. “It’s going to be a new experience, I’ve always watched the wildcard surfers with a little jealousy. I always look up to Carissa (Moore), Coco (Ho), Malia (Manuel) and Alessa (Quizon) as well. I surf everywhere with them and I’m excited to surf against them in an event, most young Hawaiians don’t have that opportunity.” (ASP Media)
The Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles will be held from Tuesday, September 9, until Saturday, September 20, 2014 and will be webcast LIVE via aspworldtour.com.
Swatch Pro Trestles Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Mahina Maeda (HAW)
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 5: Tyler Wright (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Johanne Defay (FRA)
Watch the RipCurl Women’s team hit up Lowers for a freesurf session this summer: