Santa Cruz native and pro surfer Nat Young was eliminated by a fraction of a point from the Nike Lowers Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, over the weekend.
Young scored a two-wave combined point total of 16.30 to Jeremy Flores’ [France] 16.70 in the second heat of the round. All waves are scored on 10-point scales. Young captured the highest point total for a wave — a 9.63 — in the two-man elimination heat, but he ultimately lost to Flores’ two eight-plus point waves.
Brazil’s Gabriel Medina eventually won the contest, scoring 15.67 points in the final heat vs. Ireland’s Glenn Hall [10.87], according to results from the Nike Lowers Pro website.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets