Kelly Slater and Yadin Nicol advance directly into the quarterfinals while Sebastian Zietz and Nat Young put up impressive performances.
Yadin Nicol Santa Barbara, California
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm)
Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
Local spot: Rincon
Boards: 5’10″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ Cheese Stick
Traction: YADIN NICOL ARCH PAD / HIGH KICK 3 PIECE
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