It was a long road, but we’re finally here: the 2016 TCT Global Champs! The hottest up-and-coming surfers from around the world who qualified for Champs this year traveled near and far to beautiful Lower, Trestles in San Clemente, CA, to kick off day one of the four day event with great surf and conditions. The swell arrived in perfect time as we ran through Round 1 heats of Groms, Squids, and Girls while finishing with the Squids quarterfinals heats.Photo: Kenny Morris Kahanu Delovio: Photo: Kenny Morris Blake Spier: Photo: Zac Milan Gabriela Bryan. Photo: Kenny Morris Sage Burke. Photo: Zac Milan
The SSW swell looks promising for the next three days of competition with wave heights holding at 4-7ft and conditions in the fair-to-good range. There will be a live webcast on the final two days (June 16-17), so be sure to keep your eyes glued to tct.volcom.com for all the action and to see who will be crowned the 2016 TCT Global Champs!