Marathon Day Unfolds at Vans Pro, Hurricane Irene Expected to Deliver Swell
Posted 08/24/2011 02:54:31 by Bobby
After wrapping up Vans Pro Junior competition, the men's ASP 4-Star Vans Pro event launched into action and completed Round 1 before diving into the first half of Round 2. Floridian Evan Thompson capitalized on his familiarity of tricky beachbreak conditions and bagged the day's top scores, including the highest heat total of 14.34. Also starting his Vans Pro campaign strong was former ASP World Tour surfer Ben Bourgeois and the North Carolina stylemaster's ability to tear apart all conditions will make him a serious threat for this year's Vans Pro title. On the international front, South African Michael February, who dominated his ASP Pro Junior heats yesterday, was equally impressive in the men's main event today, taking two heat wins.
While the Coastal Edge presents Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior has seen relatively small surf throughout the opening two days of competition, Hurricane Irene is steadily making its way up the coast and is sure to deliver a healthy dose of swell for the remaining rounds of competition. While the storm is likely to deliver good surf, the expected trajectory of Hurricane Irene is estimated to make landfall in Virginia Beach by Saturday, and event officials are adjusting the schedule for a possible finish on Friday.
Competition will continue tomorrow at 7am local time, so make sure to watch the HD webcast LIVE!