Tretsles, in Southern California, is the ultimate all round performance wave in the world. It’s the skate park of surfing, and just happens to be in the middle of Orange County at the heart of the surf industry.
A split peak, over cobblestones, the rippable lefts and rights mean that it opens up a playing field for all sorts of surfers. Tube rides are rarer though and the wave is generally more about turns, airs and waves with solid combinations of both.
It occurs at a pivotal point in the calendar with only three events remaining so it can define a world championship campaign.
Who to watch out for?.
Everyone! It’s the sort of wave that any of the top tier surfers are capable of winning at and it’s often a case of who gets on a roll takes the event.
It can also be a place to watch out for the local boys, in swells which tend to pulse from the southern hemisphere wave knowledge can paly a big part. So Kolohe Andino from nearby San Clemente and now local Kelly Slater know what’s up.
Hurley Pro Finals 2010 Video:
How to watch?
The whole of the tour is broadcast live on a free webcast, just go to www.aspworldtour.com and follow the link.
California is GMT -6. The event runs typically over the best three days of the holding period.