As day 2 progressed surprisingly fun, glassy waves made their way into the contest zone with milky waist high runners for most of the day with many waves ridden. So much so, that in one particular 20 minute 4-man heat a total of 39 waves were ridden, and, in a womens Semi heat 8-time Belmar Pro winner Cassidy McClain got the highest heat total of the day with an impressive 15.7.
In other notable highlights, New Smyrna, FL surfer Josh Nicastro crushed both his Masters Semi and his Round 3 heat 2 to move on to the FINS Mens Open Quarters. Other strong FINS Mens Open heat winners were another New Smyrna, FL surfer and regular Belmar Pro contender Logan Hayes, and Jersey rippers Paul Francisco and Rob Kelly.
The second and third highest heat totals went down in the Pacifico Longboard Open by Jake DeMatteo and Ty Roach, with Dane Casey and Scotty Meggitt putting up strong heat totals.
Another highlight was 2-time Masters / Sr Men Belmar Pro veteran and Jersey legend Jack Murphy coming in with the clinch buzzer beater wave on his new fast Erie Peeples’ shaped small wave rocket to take the Sr Men semi and move on to the finals.
Tomorrow looks like another carbon copy of the past 2 days with a possible slight bump in the size on the incoming tide.
Local Marine Forecast for Sunday:
S winds 5 to 10 kt. SE swell around 2 ft at 8 seconds.
Areas of fog in the morning. A chance of showers and tstms.
Photos from Day 2 by Daniel Stockdale:
Some scenes from the day shot by Mark Sisom: