Location: Lower Trestles, San Clemente California
Holding Period: April 28 – May 2, 2015
Event duration: 5-Day Contest
Live Webcast: Will be available here when event is live
Rating: WSL Men’s QS 10,000
Prize Purse: $250,000 prize purse
Field of competition: 96
Local Trials: 2
The Oakley Lowers Pro is a WSL Men’s QS 10,000 event that welcomes a field of 96 international professional surfers who will vie for sought-after WSL ratings points and a $250,000 prize purse
After a two-year hiatus, the event returns to the celebrated A-frame, giving the best surfers in the world the chance to showcase their progressive maneuvers on one of the most high-performance waves along the California coast. Lowers will once again entice the highest-rated WSL surfers to its shores, including many of the ‘CT athletes. With recent changes to the WSL rules and regulations, 94 surfers + 2 trials winners will be contending for more than just prize money. This year at the Oakley Lowers Pro, the winner will receive 10,000 WSL ratings points, which is now equivalent to a CT win.
The Oakley Lowers Pro champion will join the ranks of past event winners including Tom Curren (1982, 2001), Christian Fletcher (1989), 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (1990), Taylor Knox (1994), Rob Machado (1998), three-time World Champion Andy Irons (2004), Miguel Pupo (2011) and current World Champion Gabriel Medina (2012). With the stakes high and an impressive seed list, the 2015 Oakley Lowers Pro will be a must-see.