Event #2 of the American Pro Surfing Series is this Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, and a good solid swell is expected to bring even more fun, challenging waves for the competition. Surf fans have a lot to look forward to with really great waves forecasted for the competition, a pro-am event that brings some top notch competitors to the south side of the Huntington Beach pier.
According to Adam Wright from the Official Event Forecaster, Solspot.com, “You can’t really get a much better mix of swells for the HB Pier. We already have S-SSW swell on the way that will be mixing with some medium-period WNW-NW energy from a waking North Pacific storm track that will work to set up peaky conditions. If that wasn’t enough, ‘Major’ Hurricane Miriam is just starting to move into the North Orange County SE swell window and she will likely be adding additional tropical SE swell to the blend.”
With this mix of swells, Solspot expects the competition days to have consistent shoulder to head high surf, with waves going a couple of feet overhead on the best sets. This should make for some really good surfing for the APSS.
The APSS consists of three events. The first event was in late April, and the last event will be in early November. On top of the great waves expected, world-class surfers competing include Chris Ward, Anastasia Ashley, Cory Arrambide, Tom Curren, Lisa Andersen and Parker Coffin.
Created by industry veteran Scott Waring, the contests offer an opportunity for domestic surfers and up-and-comers who sit outside of the top-ranked 32, a chance to earn prize money and bragging rights while competing near home. The series allows mid-ranked competitors the chance to showcase their skills in a contest that keeps their surfing sharp, and their names in the public. There will be 64 men and 16 women competing in the event.
After event #1, Chris Ward (San Clemente) leads the series with Torrey Meister (San Diego), Kilian Garland (Santa Barbara) and Gabe Kling (Saint Augustine, Fla.) in second, third and fourth, respectively.
In the women’s division Erica Hosseini (Newport Beach) leads the charge followed by Meah Collins (Costa Mesa) in second, Anastasia Ashley (Malibu) in third, and Kulia Doherty (Rancho Santa Fe) in fourth.