[UPDATED:] Katin Team Challenge Attracts Top Surf Stars to HB Pier This Weekend; Sorry, No Kelly Slater

Conditions are only expected to improve by the first heat horn on Friday.</span>
Conditions are only expected to improve by the first heat horn on Friday.
Chasen Marshall/OC Weekly

​Update: Jan. 5, 3:53 p.m.: Swells have started appearing at HB Pier and so too have some of the competitors for the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge.

The Weekly swung by to get a glimpse of the area and we snapped off a few frames. Should be some great conditions for some premiere surfing beginning Friday morning.


Update, Jan. 4, 4:49 p.m.: Swell forecasts are looking favorable and event organizers have decided on a Friday/Saturday contest slate. Competition begins at 8 a.m. on both days.

Tanner Gudauskas will be among the local shredders on hand.
Tanner Gudauskas will be among the local shredders on hand.
Chasen Marshall/OC Weekly

[UPDATED:] Katin Team Challenge Attracts Top Surf Stars to HB Pier This Weekend; Sorry, No Kelly Slater

​Surfers will compete both individually and for the benefit of their respective teams. Judging will follow standard criteria, with plenty of emphasis and scoring weight on new-school maneuvers. There's even an award for the most "futuristic" maneuvers, which will earn one surfer $500 from Future Fins. Quick and easy money for pushing the envelope? A surfer could only wish to have the opportunity, which means spectators should be in for quite the surfing spectacle. 

Below are the participating teams and their respective rosters:

17th St/Mauli Ola Foundation: Sunny Garcia, 
Kalani Robb,
 Ryan Carlson,
 Teddy Navarro
Alpinestars: Nathaniel Curran,
 Jesse Heilman,
 Frank Tesoro,
 Tom Vos 
Analog: 
Brightton Brandenburger,
 Bobby Okvist,
 Jason Harris,
 Nick Fowler 
Arnette: Ford Archbold,
 Christian Saenz, 
Chase Wilson,
 Tyler Gunter,
 Eric Vallely (alternate) 
Banzai Bowls:
 Josh Hoyer,
 Tom Rezvan,
 Mike Morrissey,
 Victor Done 
Billabong:
 Cody Thompson,
 TJ Barron,
 Dane Zaun,
 Jake Halstead 
Body Glove: TBD 
Buell Wetsuits:
 Adam Virs,
 Cory Arrambide,
 
TBD 
Dragon: Chris Waring,
 Sean Marceron,
 Taylor Clark,
 Matt Beacham, 
Loren Laglens (alternate) 
Filtrate Eyewear: Matt McCabe,
 Killian Garland,
 Adam Lambert,
 Jake Davis 
Fox:
 Andrew Gesler,
 Jesse Evans,
 Bud Freitas, 
Che Stang,
 Chris Drummy (alternate) 
Glas:
 Ricky Whitlock,
 Travis Beckmann,
 Jimmy Herrick,
 Willie Safreed,
 Sean Johnson (alternate) 
Huntington Beach High School:
 Jeff Deffenbaugh,
 Micah Byrne,
 Ryan Turner,
 Brandon Tipton 
Hurley:
 Timmy Curran,
 Yadin Nicol,
 Brad Ettinger,
 Michael Dunphy 
Jack's: Tanner Gudauskas, 
Dane Gudauskas,
 Shawn Ward,
 Matt Pagan 
Katin:
 Johnny Norris, 
Alex Gullett,
 Kyle McGeary,
 Matt King 
Quiksilver:
 Conrad Carr,
 Shea Perkins, 
Billy Hopkins,
 Derek Peters 
Rip Curl:
 Tom Curren,
 Dillan Perillo, Colin Moran, Quinn McCrystal
Rusty:
 Nate Yeomans,
 Sammy Orozco,
 Max Doucet,
 Anthony Petruso

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