Hello, Lower Trestles. Nice to see you, south swell — thanks for greeting us at the door. Hi, high-performance. Yes, folks, we are back at Lowers and — drink it in — don’t it smell like flying and freedom? The only Championship Tour event held in mainland USA starts Wednesday and as sure it’s going to boast mind-boggling surfing, it’s going to bring the drama. We’ve got injuries. We’ve got rivalries. We’ve got world title implications. If you’re not excited about the CT by the time this contest wraps, maybe it’s time you say goodbye to surfing altogether.