The first day of competition of the 2016 Hurley Pro at Trestles provided several surprises and a few upsets. Despite the onshore winds, the bumpy four-to-six foot waves on offer delivered plenty of opportunities, including a Perfect 10.
Tanner Gudauskas had a day to remember. Not only he sent Matt Wilkinson and Rookie Conner Coffin to Round 2 in a combination situation, but he also scored the first perfect ride of the event.
“That was a really fun ride, and I almost went on the one two waves before thinking it looked pretty good but just didn’t look smooth. I was thinking that when I get a wave, I hope I can stay on my surfboard. I’ve never felt this fired up and focused, and I want to prove that I deserve to be here,” explained Gudauskas, who represents the San Clemente surfing community.