On the fourth day of the Oakley Lowers Pro, Round 2 wrapped up with solid performances. Kelly Slater, who has dominated this wave for over 25 years, was looking loose in the first heat of the day. After putting up two solid scores, he swapped his Channel Islands board for an experimental TOMO design. The judges once again favored his open-faced carves and gave him the nod. Fellow East Coaster Michael Dunphy will be joining him in Round 3, as will Jeremy Flores and Ryan Callinan.
Moving into the first heat of the Round of 24, San Clemente transplant Filipe Toledo stayed busy and surf as expected. The marine layer moved in quickly, but that didn’t hinder Filipe’s momentum.
Stu Kennedy was still looking sharp this morning, quickly taking the lead in the second heat of Round 3. In the same heat Conner Coffin and Brett Simpson traded waves, going tit-for-tat until Coffin got the better of the exchange.