SAN CLEMENTE — With six-foot sets and an occasional eight-foot set breaking at Lower Trestles Wednesday, surfers were treated to near-perfect conditions for the second day of the Body Glove Surfbout.
Mark Austin of Huntington Beach, using the waves to his advantage, advanced with an overall score of 23.76, third-best on the day. Also advancing was Cory Lopez, who recently moved to San Clemente, and Mark Moreno of Huntington Beach.
Justin Postin, a little-known surfer from San Diego, was the top surfer of the day, scoring the best ride and highest heat score. Postin, who advanced to the second round of the main event, scored a 9.60 in his trials round and finished with 26.54 points.
Sean Collins, a surf forecaster from Huntington Beach, said a series of events in the Pacific are responsible for the surf conditions and they will continue to provide great surf throughout the week.