Bethany Hamilton awarded wildcard spot at Swatch Women’s Pro

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- The best surfers in the world will descend on San Clemente when the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro kicks off at Lower Trestles Wednesday.

The highly-anticipated event will feature World Surf League's top 17 at one of the most high-performance waves.

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Making an appearance will be Bethany Hamilton, who was awarded the wildcard for the second year in a row. This will be Hamilton’s seventh appearance in a Championship Tour event. She will face Australians Tyler Wright and Nikki Van Dijk in Round 1 of competition.

Last year at Lowers, Hamilton bowed out after round two.

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Swatch Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups: 

Heat 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA)

Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)

Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Bethany Hamilton (HAW)

Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Chelsea Tuach (BRB)

Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Coco Ho (HAW)

Heat 6: Johanne Defay (FRA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS)