Location: Lower Trestles, San Clemente California
Holding Period: May 1-5, 2012
Event duration:5-Day Contest
Rating: ASP Men’s Prime Event
Prize Purse: $250,000 prize purse
Field of competition: 96
Local Trials: 2
The Nike Lowers Pro is an ASP Men’s Prime event that boasts a field of 96 international professional surfers who will compete for a part of the impressive $250,000 prize purse and ASP ratings points.
Enticed by the opportunity to surf perfect Lower Trestles—one of the most high-performance waves on the Southern California coast—with only three other surfers out, the Nike Lowers Pro is a must on the calendars of some of the world’s best competitors. In addition, with a recent transition to the ASP One Ranking System, 96 surfers in this Prime event will have even more at stake going into the competition. Lowers is one of the few singular events on the ASP Prime schedule that has played a critical role in defining the path that future greats would walk down. Jeff Booth, Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Shane Beschen, CJ Hobgood, Benny Bourgeois, Fred Patacchia, Gabe Kling and most recently, Miguel Pupo, all have raised the coveted trophy. With increasing talent and a whole new host of contenders entering the scene, 2012 promises to be yet another unforgettable year.