Coffin competing in Cabo

Conner-Coffin - Los Cabos Open of Surf

Conner Coffin displays his powerful turns in the first round of the Los Cabos Open of Surf. ASP/SHADLEY

Santa Barbara’s Conner Coffin advanced on the opening day of the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf in clean two-to-four foot waves at the righthand Mexican pointbreak of Zippers as the first 20 heats of Round 1 were completed.

Stop No. 2 of 4 on the men?s ASP North America Series, the Los Cabos Open of Surf?s ASP 6-Star status has drawn several of the planet?s finest up-and-coming talent in search of vital points towards qualification for the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).

Coffin, ranked No. 14 in the North America Men’s Star point standings, placed second in his heat to Brazilian?goofy-footer Krystian Kymerson and advances to a second round heat involving?Tanner Gudauskas, Diego Cadena and Steven Pierson.

The inaugural Los Cabos Open of Surf represents the second of four major men’s ASP Qualifying events in North America this year and plays a crucial role in qualification for the 2014 ASP World Championship Tour.

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Kymerson added to the international flare to dominate Round 1 today with a dynamic backhand attack. The former ASP World Junior Tour competitor?s opening heat success was due to a fierce combination of backhand turns and multiple airs, contributing to a day Brazilian dominance.

?I?m really happy to have a strong Round 1 heat,? Kymerson said. ?It?s tough out there on your backhand, but I tried to stay patient and wait for the set waves. With this event being a 6-Star, I?m hoping to have a strong result here.?


Heat 1: Flavio Nakajima (BRA) 12.70, Halley Batista (BRA) 12.16, Leandro Usuna (ARG) 8.67, Carlos Ramos (MEX) 4.44
Heat 2: Ian Gouveia (BRA) 15.63, Dillon Perillo (USA) 13.27, Alex Smith (HAW) 9.00, Evan Valiere (HAW) 8.27
Heat 3: Marco Fernandez (BRA) 15.90, Guillermo Satt (CHL) 10.74, Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK) 9.00, Dylan Kowalski (USA) 4.30
Heat 4: Ian Gentil (HAW) 12.60, Lucas Silveira (BRA) 8.63, Kiron Jabour (HAW) 8.07, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 7.73
Heat 5: Teppei Tajima (JPN) 12.17, Davey Cathels (AUS) 10.33, Saxon Lumsden (AUS) 6.77, Jeffrey Lukasik (USA) 6.10
Heat 6: Jose Ferreira (PRT) 10.53, Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 9.92, Nathan Carvalho (HAW) 6.24, Jerome Forrest (AUS) 5.93
Heat 7: Krystian Kymerson (BRA) 15.10, Conner Coffin (USA) 10.10, Caetano Vargas (BRA) 7.65, Dane Anderson (USA) 5.64
Heat 8: Steven Pierson (PYF) 8.93, Lucas Santamaria (ARG) 8.76, Johnny Norris (USA) 7.40, Nic Von Rupp (DEU) 5.83
Heat 9: Victor Done (USA) 12.66, Santiago Muniz (ARG) 8.76, Nils Schweizer (USA) 8.30, Sebastian Correa (PER) 4.70
Heat 10: Wade Carmichael (AUS) 14.67, Phillip Goold (USA) 12.40, Koa Smith (HAW) 8.44, Kaimana Jaquias (HAW) 7.23
Heat 11: Brent Dorrington (AUS) 14.60, Sidney Guimaraes (BRA) 13.94, Dege O?Connell (HAW) 12.27, Chris Foster (HAW) 3.80
Heat 12: Kai Barger (HAW) 15.13, Heath Joske (AUS) 10.43, Yujiro Tsuji (JPN) 10.17, Allan Krulick (MEX) 5.64
Heat 13: Caio Ibelli (BRA) 11.74, Chase Wilson (USA) 10.23, David Van Zyl (ZAF) 9.70, Martin Olea (MEX) 6.50
Heat 14: Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 15.00, Luke Davis (USA) 13.00, Ian Crane (USA) 13.00, Ryan Callinan (AUS) 11.46
Heat 15: Thomas Woods (AUS) 13.33, Arashi Kato (JPN) 12.67, Alan Donato (BRA) 10.10, Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 3.93
Heat 16: Michael February (ZAF) 12.00, Ricky Whitlock (USA) 11.60, Luel Felipe (BRA) 8.47, Cristobal De Col (PER) 5.37
Heat 17: Cooper Chapman (AUS) 15.73, Jason Harris (USA) 11.33, Marcelo Rodriguez (ARG) 10.87, Ty Watson (AUS) 7.35
Heat 18: Adrien Toyon (FRA) 12.46, Matt-Lewis Hewitt (NZL) 11.40, Medi Veminardi (REU) 10.50, Kevin Sullivan (HAW) 4.70
Heat 19: Gavin Gillette (HAW) 13.30, Jeronimo Vargas (BRA) 12.53, Manuel Selman (CHL) 11.17, Koa Rothman (HAW) 4.24
Heat 20: Richard Christie (NZL) 12.90, Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) 11.40, Dimitri Ouvre (GLP) 10.73, DAvid do Carmo (BRA) 10.50

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