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2015 Sunset Beach Pro Day 1

2015 Sunset Beach Pro Day 1

All photos: Greg Panas

Your favorite meal, only different…

It was at the same iconic break as last year’s Standup World Tour opener at the Sunset Beach Pro, only today, it tasted different. Instead of the well-seasoned, succulent Sunset the ocean served last year, today we had a whole lotta mashed potatoes (and a little side of chicken) in a no pain, no gain proving ground of 8- to 10-foot, beefy Sunset. It made every competitor mind their manners at the table—survival skills, gutsy surfing and a dash of chance, and voila, day one of the 6th annual Standup World Tour is served.

Serve the girls first!

But wait, isn’t this a men’s event? Ya, but the women proved themselves along side the boys today. 15-year-old world champion Izzi Gomez and 17-year-old Fiona Wylde both competed and made heats in today’s trials. Gomez fell in the semis, while Wylde advanced into the first round of the main event which will continue tomorrow if conditions align.

Musical chairs

To be fair, wave selection was an absolute lottery for the trial heats. Shifty conditions put plenty for some and zilch for others on today’s morning special. Some worthy contenders (Jacy Shimahara and Alohi Kalalau, to name a couple) were taken out with waveless heats, while others found some gems (Austin Kalama, James Casey and Bernd Roedigger, to name a few more).

Upset stomach?

Maui’s Kai Lenny wasn’t thrilled after the first heat in today’s main event, when he took second in his heat with the second highest-scoring performance of the day, a 13.66. Aussie Justin Holland beat him with the day’s top score, a 14.17, for the day’s highlighted battle.

Leftovers for breakfast!

We’re likely to see the contest run again tomorrow, which means Round 1 leftovers for breakfast followed by the repechage and possibly a third course with Round 3, if the waves are tasty.

Tune into WatermanLeague.com to catch the live webcast, #standupworldtour with all your photos and keep checking back with SUPthemag.com for onsite event coverage and exclusive interviews!

 

Today’s Results:

 

MEN’S TRIALS Round 01

Heat 02
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
2nd ATAMU CONTI (PYF) 4  1.17  2.53  Needs 3.35 to be 1st 6.53
3rd MEDERIC BERTHE (FRA) 2.67  0.33  1.8  1.83  3.77  Needs 3.58 to be 1st
Needs 2.77 to be 2nd
6.44
1st MAUIKI RAIOHA (PYF) 1.23  1.17  5.17  0.93  2.17  Wins by 0.81 7.34
4th MATSUNAGA MASAMACHI (JP) 0.97  2.9  Needs 4.45 to be 1st
Needs 3.64 to be 2nd
3.87
Heat 03
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
1st JULIEN BOUYER (FRA) 2.67  4.17  6  0.77  Wins by 3 10.17
2nd MARCO GRILLIO (BRA) 0.8  5  2.17  Needs 5.18 to be 1st 7.17
3rd MIKEY O’SHAUGHNESSY (HI) 0.3  0.9  3.33  Needs 6.84 to be 1st
Needs 3.85 to be 2nd
4.23
4th JEFFREY SPENCER (HI) Combo to be 1st
Needs 7.17 to be 2nd
0
Heat 04
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
1st JOSH RICCIO (USA) 1.33  1.3  7.33  Wins by 1.99 8.66
3rd JUN ADEGAWA 0.77  2.33  Needs 6.34 to be 1st
Needs 4.35 to be 2nd
3.1
2nd KAWIKA KINIMAKA (HI) 6.67  Needs 2 to be 1st 6.67
4th JACY SHIMAHARA (HI) Needs 8.66 to be 1st
Needs 6.68 to be 2nd
0
Heat 05
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
x NOAH YAP (HI) Needs 2.58 to be 1st
Needs 2.01 to be 2nd
0
2nd BRIAN TALMA 2  Needs 0.58 to be 1st 2
x LANDON MACNAMARA (HI) Needs 2.58 to be 1st
Needs 2.01 to be 2nd
0
1st IZZI GOMEZ (USA) 2.57  Wins by 0.57 2.57
Heat 06
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
SEBASTIEN GOMEZ (PER)
TEHOTU WONG (PYF)
KEVIN SEID (HI)
NOLAN KEAULANA (HI)
Heat 07
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
1st DORRENCE DAVID (PYF) 2.67  3.37  4  Wins by 0.17 7.37
4th KAEO ABBEY (HI) 1.7  0.27  1  Needs 5.67 to be 1st
Needs 5.5 to be 2nd
2.7
2nd FIONA WYDE (USA) 2.87  1.23  4.33  Needs 3.04 to be 1st 7.2
3rd AUSTIN KALAMA (HI) 0.37  3.33  2.23  0.9  3.77  Needs 3.61 to be 1st
Needs 3.44 to be 2nd
7.1
Heat 11
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
2nd ALOHIKEA KALALAU 3  1  3.07  Needs 6.27 to be 1st 6.07
3rd AYOMA HIROZAKU 2  Needs 7.34 to be 1st
Needs 4.07 to be 2nd
2
4th Needs 9.34 to be 1st
Needs 6.07 to be 2nd
0
1st KAINOA HAUANIO 5.17  4.17  Wins by 3.27 9.34

MEN’S TRIALS Round 02

Heat 01
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
2nd KAINOA HAUANIO (HI) 1.83  4  2.5  3.17  4.37  1.27  Needs 4.94 to be 1st 8.37
4th ATAMU CONTI (PYF) 0.9  Needs 8.4 to be 1st
Needs 7.47 to be 2nd
0.9
3rd MARCIO GRILLIO (BRA) 2.5  3.1  Needs 6.21 to be 1st
Needs 5.27 to be 2nd
5.6
1st JOSH RICCIO (USA) 1.03  8.27  Wins by 0.93 9.3
Heat 02
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
3rd MAUIKI RAIOHA (PYF) 0.6  1.23  Needs 3.93 to be 1st
Needs 3.88 to be 2nd
1.83
4th ALOHIKEA KALALAU (HI) Needs 5.16 to be 1st
Needs 5.1 to be 2nd
0
2nd JULIEN BOUYER (FRA) 4.67  0.43  Needs 0.49 to be 1st 5.1
1st KAWIKA KINIMAKA (HI) 1.83  3.33  Wins by 0.06 5.16
Heat 03
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
4th IZZI GOMEZ (USA) Needs 9.16 to be 1st
Needs 1.88 to be 2nd
0
3rd KEVIN SEID (HI) 0.57  Needs 8.59 to be 1st
Needs 1.31 to be 2nd
0.57
2nd DORRENCE DAVID (PYF) 1.87  Needs 7.29 to be 1st 1.87
1st AUSTIN KALAMA (HI) 5.83  3.33  2.6  Wins by 7.29 9.16
Heat 04
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
x BRIAN TALMA Needs 6.16 to be 1st
Needs 3.18 to be 2nd
0
1st SEBASTIEN GOMEZ 2.33  3.83  1.23  Wins by 2.99 6.16
2nd FIONA WYLDE (USA) 3.17  Needs 3 to be 1st 3.17
x MEDERIC BERTHE Needs 6.16 to be 1st
Needs 3.18 to be 2nd
0

MEN’S PRO Round 01

Heat 01
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
2nd KAI LENNY (HI) 5.67  2.07  7.43  0.43  0.5  0.9  0.77 6.23  Needs 6.75 to be 1st 13.66
1st JUSTIN HOLLAND (AUS) 8  6.17  5.9  Wins by 0.51 14.17
4th JULIEN BOUYER (FRA) 1.13  0.93  2.23  2.5  Combo to be 1st
Combo to be 2nd
4.73
3rd AARON NAPOLEON (HI) 2.5  2.6  1.6  1.93  Combo to be 1st
Combo to be 2nd
5.1
Heat 02
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
4th KAI BATES (AUS) 4.27  0.53  Needs 3.51 to be 1st
Needs 3.3 to be 2nd
4.8
3rd LUCAS MEDEIROS (BRA) 0.57  3.57  2.07  1.03  Needs 4.21 to be 1st
Needs 4.01 to be 2nd
5.64
1st KALA ALEXANDER (HI) 2.57  5.2  0.73  0.37  Wins by 0.2 7.77
2nd KAINOA HAUANIO (HI) 3.5  3.5  4.07  Needs 3.71 to be 1st 7.57
Heat 03
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
3rd IAN VAZ (BRA) 2  2.73  Needs 8.44 to be 1st
Needs 2.98 to be 2nd
4.73
1st BERND ROEDIGGER (HI) 3.5  4.67  0.57  6.5  Wins by 5.47 11.17
2nd BRENAN ROSE (USA) 3.93  1.77  0.5  Needs 7.24 to be 1st 5.7
4th DORRENCE DAVID (PYF) 1.1  Combo to be 1st
Needs 4.6 to be 2nd
1.1
Heat 04
Rank Name Waves Needs Total
4th LECO SALAZAR (BRA) 3.17  2.43  4.27  2.47  Needs 7.96 to be 1st
Needs 3.47 to be 2nd
7.44
2nd BENOIT CARPENTIER (FRA) 5.1  1.07  2.63  Needs 7.13 to be 1st 7.73
1st JAMES CASEY (AUS) 3.33  5.73  1.1  6.5  2.17  Wins by 4.5 12.23
3rd AUSTIN KALAMA (HI) 0.67  5.17  2.3  Needs 7.06 to be 1st
Needs 2.56 to be 2nd
7.47