Lowers Braces for ASP Prime Time

The Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro draws a stacked field of competitors to trestles

The pro surfing battleground has shifted significantly over the past year, with the ASP's new world ranking having a dramatic affect on each surfer's career path.

While earning the right to compete for a world title is as tough as ever, thanks to Prime events like the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro, young surfers ascending the ranks no longer have to wait to face the world's best. Prime events come stacked with surf talent representative of the full spectrum of the Top 100, and prize purses that exceed what the world championship tour had just five years ago.

This new dynamic is raising the stakes for pro surfers and their careers but there's little doubt that fans have much more to sink their teeth into.

Watch the webcast live from Lowers starting May 3.