Smith, Toledo, Gudauskas and Ribeiro. Four surfers have secured their spots in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Hurley Pro at Trestles.
After an intense marathon of surfing, the competition landed in Round 4. But the previous round brought a few shocking surprises. Brett Simpson, a former Championship Tour (CT) surfer defeated John John Florence and reshuffled the world title race.
“Every time you surf against John and those top guys, all you’re thinking is ‘I hope I don’t get blown out of the water because they’re so capable.’ I’m obviously happy; I could’ve used that while I was on Tour but the pressure’s off,” said Simpson.