Irvine, CA – WCT Rankings leader Andy Irons and former world champion Sunny Garcia will be making their only 2002 World Championship Tour (WCT) appearance on the US mainland – and the first in two years – when the Boost Mobile Pro comes to Southern California just after Labor Day.
This sixth event on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) elite WCT 2002 schedule will take place at the legendary Trestles break, just south of San Clemente, on the border of Orange and San Diego counties. A 10-day waiting period from September 5-14 will guarantee the best surfing conditions possible as the top 48 surfers in the world battle it out for US$250,000 in total prize money.
World Champions CJ Hobgood (USA) and six-time champ Kelly Slater (USA) will mix it up with rising superstars like Australians Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning.
Touring ASP veterans such as Pat O’Connell (Laguna Beach) and Taylor Knox (Carlsbad) are banking on local knowledge to give them an advantage over the international field vying for first place and a check for $30,000.
Also scheduled is an informal paddle-out ceremony at Trestles on the morning of September 11 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragic events in New York City and Washington D.C.
The entire Southern California surfing community is invited to participate.