Surf Happens Elite and Micro elite riders Matty Pierce, Zane Booth, Adam Hogue, Curtis Jacobs, and Hamilton Jacobs scored fun waves and gained valuable training experience in Huntington Beach and San Clemente on a strategic strike mission with Elite Coach Kilian Garland. The mission was to gain invaluable direct experience away from stresses of the contest setting in preparation for the upcoming NSSA West Coast and National Championships at the Huntington Beach Pier, as well as the Surfing America USA Surfing Championships at Trestles, San Clemente to be held in May and then June.
A fun mix of west and south swells gave the boys plenty of fun waves to train on. Each session was filmed and analyzed with coach Garland as spot specific strategies and heat training were implemented. Look for a video from the trip to be uploaded next week on surfhappens.com. In the down time the crew visited the Hurley headquarters and got the VIP treatment along with some free gear, and on the final day were able to tour the Surfline headquarters and get an oceanography and swell forecasting lesson.