Brazilians Beat Lowers Into Submission

If you’ve been following the last few days of competition at the 2011 Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro, then you’ve witnessed the total dominance of the Brazilian contingency. Today’s casualty list included Pat Gudauskas, Taylor Knox, Cory Lopez, and Damien Hobgood. In fact, the only Brazilian to actually lose a heat in today’s man-on-man round of 24 lost to a fellow Brazilian!

Of the 12 remaining surfers, 8 are from Brazil, which gives the South Americans some solid odds of walking away with the win. With conditions forecast to remain mostly the same (small long-period S and SSW mixture of swell), it will be interesting to see if the Brazilians can continue their assault through Saturday’s final heat.