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NSSA - 2018 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS!
NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.

The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.


2018 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS!

2018 NSSA WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER

MAY 17-20

CONDITIONS: SOLID 3-4 FOOT SOUTHWEST SWELL DELIVERS SOLID SURF TO THE 2018 WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH CLEAN PEAKY LEFTS AND RIGHTS. THE HB SANDBARS WERE ON POINT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE 2018 WEST COAST REGIONAL FINALISTS AND CHAMPIONS!

WEST COAST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

OPEN MENS

1. Tommy McKeown-Ventura 16.26

2. Taro Watanbe-Malibu 15.47

3. Nico Coli-San Clemente 11.77

4. Ethan Mudge-San Clemente 11.33

OPEN WOMENS

1. Olivia Pessanha-San Diego 16.20

2. Ella McCaffray-Cardiff 14.40

3. Bethany Zelasko-Dana Point 13.44

4. Samantha Sibley-San Clemente 12.37

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Kade Matson-San Clemente 17.93

2. Taro Watanbe-Malibu 15.77

3. Levi Slawson-Encinitas 14.70 tiebreak

4. Nico Coli-San Clemente 14.70 tiebreak

OPEN BOYS

1. Hayden Rodgers-San Clemente 12.87

2. Tenshi Iwami-Chiba, Japan 12.24

3. Lucas Owston-Oceanside 11.80

4. Raiha Onou-Chiba, Japan 7.33

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Timothy Simmers-Oceanside 15.10

2. Chase Niemann-Carlsbad 14.73

3. Ethan Hollander-Costa Rica 7.44

4. Koa Modisette-Santa Barbara 0.00

OPEN GIRLS

1. Caitlin Simmers-Oceanside 18.27

2. Makena Burke-Ventura 11.67

3. Noah Klapp-Malibu 11.16

4. Ella McCaffray-Cardiff 8.73

OPEN SUPER GIRLS

1-Caitlin Simmers-Oceanside 15.66

2. Sawyer Lindblad-San Clemente 14.50

3. Candelaria Resano- Nicu 12.10

4. Bella Kenworthy-Dana Point 10.70

WEST COAST EXPLORER CHAMPIONSHIPS

EXPLORER MENS

1. Beck Adler-Topanga 14.77

2. Dylan Hord-Huntington Beach 14.00

3. Ethan Mudge-San Clemente 10.93

4. Ethan Hurst-Huntington Beach 9.80

EXPLORER JUNIORS

1. Nolan Rodgers-San Clemente 12.30

2. Dimitri Poulos-Ventura 12.27

3. Steven Muschett-San Diego 9.70

4. Jabe Swierkocki-Ventura 8.53

EXPLORER BOYS

1-Patrick O’Connor-San Juan Capistrano 11.60

2-Tao Rodriguez-Panama 11.40

3. Jo Jo Whelan-Costa Mesa 10.03

4. Tahven Modisette-Santa Barbara 9.97

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1. Dane Matson-San Clemente 16.67

2. Lucas Owston-Oceanside 13.03

3. Cole McCaffray-Cardiff 11.13

4. Hayden Rodgers-San Clemente 10.53

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS

1. Chase Niemann-Carlsbad 15.07

2. Zach Van Meter-Laguna Beach 10.67

3. Nicholas Carroll-Moorpark 7.00

4. Reef Persidok-Encinitas 4.56

EXPLORER WOMENS

1-Bethany Zelasko-Dana Point 16.43

2. Ella McCaffray-Cardiff 8.83

3. Brooke Young-San Diego 8.67

4. Maddie Malmsten-Santa Barbara 6.77

EXPLORER GIRLS

1. Ella McCaffray-Cardiff 13.33

2. Valentina Resano-Nicaragua 12.63

3. Keanna Miller-Santa Cruz 8.23

4. Eva Hoffman-Santa Barbara 7.54

EXPLORER SUPER GIRLS

1-Candelaria Resano-Nicaragua 16.50

2. Vela Mattive-Santa Barbara 13.34

3. Delaney Poulos-Ventura 8.44

4. Stella Mahan-Morro Bay 8.16

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS

1. Greg Venable-Carpinteria 14.50

2. Kevin Frederick-Pacifica 13.67

3. Adam Janis-Oxnard 10.37

4. Mike Lamm-Oxnard 9.17

5. Pat Pezzoli-Leucadia 6.40

6. Dave Leonardi-Carlsbad 4.80

7. Curt Harper-Santa Monica 3.0

EXPLORER DUKE

1-Mike Lamm-Oxnard 9.33

2-Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach 8.67

3. Patrick Schlick-Leucadia 6.03

4. Thomas Kunz-Ventura 5.73

5.  Jim Ferguson-Santa Rosa 7.14

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD

1-Bianca Dootson-Aptos 18.26

2-Liv Stokes-Aliso Viejo 15.17

AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1-Sam Coffey-Santa Cruz 9.5

JUNIOR AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1-Dane Matson-San Clemente 6.5

PERFORMERS OF THE DAY

DAY 1 – Ella McCaffray

DAY 2 – Nico Coli

DAY 3 – Caitlin Simmers

DAY 4 – Kade Matson

CARL HAYWARD MEMORIAL AWARD: Ethan Hurst, Huntington Beach High School

The NSSA West Coast Championships is proud to have support from Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point and Sex Wax. Many thanks to the City of Huntington Beach, the Marine Safety Department and the NSSA staff for assisting us in staging an excellent West Coast Regional Championships!

ABOUT NSSA

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.

The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.