MORNING UPDATE: DAY 8
The Men's Round of 16 starts things off today in a fun two-to-three foot south swell. Out in the water now in Heat 2 is one of the event standouts, Brazilian Miguel Pupo, who is surfing against Kai Otton of Australia. Heat 1 saw another Brazilian, Filipe Toledo, take the heat win over local surfer, Timmy Reyes.
Be sure to tune in LIVE to usopenofsurf.com/live or make you way down to the HB Pier to watch the rest of today's action. Upcoming Round of 16 heats feature names like Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Dane Reynolds, John John Florence, Gabriel Medina and local favorite, Brett Simpson.
Following the Men's PRIME event today will be the Men's and Women's Junior Finals and Pacifico Noseriding Invitational. Also, if you're looking for something else besides surf, there will be autograph signings, the Damn Am Presented by Nike Skateboarding Semifinals, Converse Coastal Carnage Qualifiers and Nike and Hurley Brand Experience booths. See you down here at the beach, where the fun will continues through tomorrow!