North Shore Winter: Vans World Cup of Surfing, Sunset Beach - Second Day of Competition
Hawaii's Aloha Friday was just that as we saw the first real Hawaiian north swell of the winter roll through and the Vans World Cup of Surfing was able to run day two. The Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach is the second stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
As first light hit around 6 a.m. there was no doubt that Sunset would run as the morning was 6- to 8-foot and climbing. By midday it was 8- to 10-foot and Sunset Beach looked like winter.
The Orange County crew had a mixed day as Timmy Reyes and Dane Gudauskas both fell off in the round of 96, but Chris Ward, Tanner Gudauskas, and Nate Yeomans all advanced to the round of 64, which looks to run Saturday in smaller conditions but still around the 7- to 9-foot range. Tanner Gudauskas was the standout performance for the OC as he attacked the moving mountains of water. Sitting outside looking for nothing but the north bombs and keeping watch on the west peak, Tanner easily took his heat leading from start to finish.
Saturday will add Brett Simpson and Kolohe Andino to the Orange County arsenal. If you want to watch it live, Time Warner will be broadcasting the event in HD, look for it in your TV listings.