Dream Tour Talent Shines Amidst Youth Uprising At ASP Prime 6.0 Lowers Pro
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME 6.0 Lowers Pro continued to play host to the future of progressive surfing today with several ASP Dream Tour competitors launching their way into the Round of 16 by punting a mind-blowing variety of aerial maneuvers while several up-and-comers continued to showcase committed above-the-lip surfing to decide the Round of 16.
With the influx of the ASP One World Rating, the 6.0 Lowers Pro’s ASP PRIME status attracted 36 ASP Dream Tour competitors and the world’s finest up-and-comers looking to capitalize on the increasingly valuable ratings points on offer towards their global standing.
Oakley’s Jadson Andre continued to flare by continually punting massive air-reverses while logging in the highest heat total of the day in his Round of 24 heat, a 17.70 out of 20, en route to surpassing his personal best result at Lower Trestles by advancing through to the Round of 16.
“I don’t event really know what to say about this wave, it’s one of the best in the world,” Andre said. “Competing here always pushes the level of surfing and everyone’s out there trying to do their best. I’m just stoked to make one more heat. This is the best result of my career at Lowers. Last year I lost first round, so I’m stoked to make it to the Round of 16.”
Andre’s success throughout the rounds has been no easy task, as the goofy-footer has faced a stacked draw of global talent in each of his heats.
“There were more than 30 World Title surfers in this event, so it’s almost like a World Title event,” Andre said. “Then there are guys like Seabass (Sebastian Zietz) too, so the draw is really hard, but I think it helps me improve my surfing.”
Andre, who is currently rated fourth overall on the ASP World Title ratings, is fresh off of his inaugural ASP Dream Tour victory defeating Kelly Slater in front of his Brazilian home crowd and although Andre is still elated with the win, he remains focused on the task at hand at the 6.0 Lowers Pro.
“I’ve already won my first event on tour and it’s my first year and I don’t know what to say, I’m still really happy about that contest,” Andre said. “Now I’m trying to surf better and know that I can’t think about the win in Brazil. I’m just trying to take one heat at a time here at Trestles.”
Also putting in memorable performances today were Oakley’s Adriano De Souza and Oakley’s Sebastien Zietz, both moving on to the next round.
Tomorrow will see both ASP PRIME 6.0 Lowers Pro and ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior Champions crowned by day’s end. For all of the LIVE action log on to nike6lowerspro.com. For more about the Oakley Pro Junior, visit
The 6.0 Lowers Pro and Oakley Pro Junior wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of sponsors. A special thank you goes out to title sponsor Nike 6.0 and junior title sponsor Oakley, co-sponsors Red Bull and Corralejo Tequila, and media sponsors Surfer (surfermag.com), Surfing (surfingthemag.com) and FUEL TV.
6.0 Lowers Pro Round of 24 Results:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.10, Heitor Alves (BRA) 14.90, Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 11.33
Heat 2: Nic Muscroft (AUS) 15.70, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 11.50, Taylor Knox (USA ) 11.17
Heat 3: Chris Davidson (AUS) 15.80, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.83, Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.27
Heat 4: Jadson Andre (BRA) 17.70, Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 16.57, Nate Yeomans (USA) 10.40
Heat 5: Owen Wright (AUS) 17.27, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.44, Blake Thornton (AUS) 12.60
Heat 6: John John Florence (HAW) 16.90, Andy Irons (HAW) 16.67, Tiago Pires (PRT) 11.43
Heat 7: Cory Lopez (USA) 14.50, Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.43, Joan Duru (FRA) 10.77
Heat 8: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.33, Gabe Kling (USA) 13.60, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 12.14
6.0 Lowers Pro Round of 48 Results:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.67, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.43, Julian Wilson (AUS) 11.97, T.J. Barron (HAW) 3.43
Heat 2: Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.58, Nic Muscroft (AUS) 12.17, Nat Young (USA) 10.93, Ben Dunn (AUS) 8.83
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) 16.43, Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 14.50, Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 13.07, Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) 12.80
Heat 4: Chris Davidson (AUS) 15.40, Nate Yeomans (USA) 13.50, Shaun Cansdell (AUS) 11.33, Tim Reyes (USA) 11.27
Heat 5: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.26, Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 14.80, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.70, Eric Geiselman (USA)
Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) 16.94, Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.13, Adam Robertson (AUS) 13.33, Dylan Graves (PRI) 13.33
Heat 7: Blake Thornton (AUS) 15.50, John John Florence (HAW) 13.84, Dane Reynolds (USA) 13.70, David Weare (ZAF) 10.00
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS) 15.37, Tiago Pires (PRT) 13.33, Dean Morrison (AUS) 5.67, Michael Picon (FRA) 3.67
Heat 9: Andy Irons (HAW) 17.23, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.43, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 13.40, Thiago Camarao (BRA) 12.07
Heat 10: Cory Lopez (USA) 16.10, Gabe Kling (USA) 14.53, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 13.36, Nathan Hedge (AUS) 12.60
Heat 11: Joan Duru (FRA) 15.13, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 13.77, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 13.07, Drew Courtney (AUS) 10.97
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.43, Josh Kerr (AUS) 16.34, Wiggoly Dantas (BRA) 12.03, Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.93