Steve Sherman gains access at surf contests like no other photographer — and yesterday, opening day of the 2010 Hurley Pro, was business as usual for Sherm. An intimate look from Day 1 at Lowers.
All Photos By Steve Sherman
Sporting the all-new numbered jerseys that feature a surfer's last name and ranking. Dane Reynolds makes his way out for round 1, heat 1.
Rob Machado and Kelly Slater.
Moments before their Round 1 heat together Kolohe Andino and Kelly Slater measure up.
Taj Burrow cleans up in an unlikely location.
Kelly trying out some new sticker placements.
Rob Machado takes advantage of the exercise bike. Kai Otton looks impressed by the competitive nature in The Drifter.
You’d be stoked too going into the event as number one. Jordy Smith stands tall.
I have a feeling if Kelly sees this photo his chances of winning triple.
Andy Irons and Jordy smith prepare for the trudge down to the contest. Andy Irons looked as in-form as ever. Check the highlights, you won't be bummed.
Kelly Slater gives Dane's board a look. Dane rode two different boards on Sunday. The first a shorter, chop tail. The second, a brand new board he'd never ridden before. If you've seen the highlights of his afternoon heat with Kolohe, you'll see that it worked pretty damn well.