Standup World Tour organizer Tristan Boxford made the call late this morning to run the trials with the 12 remaining paddlers vying to qualify for the main event (the Sunset Beach Pro) later this week. The 12 athletes who advanced from round two yesterday are Connor Baxter, Brennan Rose, Chuck Patterson, Pomai Hoapiu, Slater Trout, Charles Kaili, Noland Keaulana, Kody Kerbox, Haley
Fiske, Abraham Shouse, Freddy Huihui, and Serge Carabasse.
The top four will advance to the main grouping along with local wildcards Zane Schweitzer, Noa Ginella, big wave charger and North Shore regulator Kala Alexander and Kekoa Auwae. “It’s been giant surf,” Boxford says. “(As the organizer) it was definitely stressful watching those guys battle.”
Check out this vid for yesterday’s action:
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