Top Seeds excel today on the first day of the Main Event at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

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Top Seeds excel in excellent surf today at the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Today dawned bright and beautiful here in Huntington Beach, as the swell peaked for a full day of action for the Main Event of both Men’s and Women’s competition. Stand out performances across the board today, with the majority of the Top seeds making it directly through to Round 3.

Here we see Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) attacking a bigger outside set on his way to victory in his first round heat. Watch Zane back in action tomorrow in Round 3 LIVE at www.watermanleague.com

Stand out performances from the Top seeds, as Huntington Beach turns on

Other standouts today were Current Rankings Leader Caio Vaz (Art in Surf), Sean Poynter (Starboard), Kody Kerbox (Naish), Florida’s Giorgio Gomez, 2013 World Champion and Huntington Beach Pro Champion Kai Lenny (Naish) and featured here, 2012 World Champion Leco Salazar (New Advance), featured here, posting one of the highest heat score totals of the day.

Watch them all LIVE tomorrow as they step up to do battle in the forthcoming rounds of the main event at www.watermanleague.com

The women’s division sees the performance bar raised to a whole new level

The women came out of the blocks firing all cylinders this morning, taking on the large surf that greeted us first thing and making it look good.

There were some great performances and moments throughout the day, but the real standouts of the day were the 2 rankings leaders, Izzi Gomez (Starboard), now California resident and Nicole Pacelli from Brazil (featured here) battling it out for the 2014 World Championship Crown.

Plenty more to come here as we have now wrapped the 1st Round and Repechage for the Women and will pick back up with the women’s competition around 9:40am, once the Men’s Repechage is complete.

Make sure to join us LIVE for continuation of this spectacular event from 6:50am PST here at www.watermanleague.com

Photo of the Day goes to Riggs Napoleon, turning heads with one of the turns of day

The Napoleon family name has long been a legacy in Ocean Sports culture, as we see its youngest Champion in the making, Riggs Napoleon (Naish), turning into one of the waves of the day at Huntington, a wave that resembles something more similar to home in Hawaii than Huntington Beach.

Watch of for more from RIggs tomorrow morning LIVE from Huntington Beach at www.watermanleague.com, as he will be coming up bright and early in the Repechage that will kick off at 7am sharp.

Join us tomorrow live from Huntington Beach from 6:50am at watermanleague.com

We have a full day of action to come tomorrow as we capitalize on the exceptional swell this week and continue on with the Men and Women’s Main Events. Here is the forecast schedule of events, conditions allowing:

  • 6:50am: the Starboard Morning Show
  • 7am: Men’s Repechage Round
  • 9:40am: Women’s Round 3
  • 11am: Men’s Round 3
  • 1:40pm: Men’s Round 4

Make sure to join us LIVE from Huntington Beach at 6:50am PST at www.watermanleague.com

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