Legacy of Lowers

A BRIEF history of Lower Trestles in Southern California, the famous cobbles which fruited a performance revolution.

Imagine surfing empty Lower Trestles, a head-high to a bit overhead glassy machine washed wall rolling down in front of you with no one desperately trying to drop in on you. Now forget this daydream because it will never happen unless you can get into a 'CT or 'QS event here.

Bar perhaps the next generation of artificial waves Trestles is as close to the perfect performance wave as you'll ever set your rail upon. Here Nike pull out an interesting potted history of 'why' Trestles is like it is.

Some would call it a history of exploitation of a perfect resource, others the natural evolution of a performance sport.

Ed Temperley

MSW editor. Instagram @edtemperley