Kauai’s Fuller, Foster safely into Round 3 at Sunset Open

  • Chris Latronic / WSL

    Maui’s Kai Lenny carves up a Sunset wave during his second-round heat at the QS 1,000 Sunset Open on Oahu. Lenny is one of many big names safely into round three of the event, which always draws familiar faces. Kauai’s Danny Fuller and Chris Foster also advanced in their second-round heats to join Evan Valiere and Kaimana Jaquias, who each had byes into round three.

The first Qualifying Series contest on the Hawaii surf season is off to a quick start on Oahu. The Sunset Open is just a QS 1,000 contest, but the competitors include some of the state’s best. Any event at Sunset Beach has more prestige attached to it than just points or prize money, so a lot of familiar faces still around during the North Shore winter season are in the field.