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NSSA - NORTHWEST OPEN SEASON DOUBLEHEADER HITS PLEASURE POINT AND STEAMER LANE!
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.


NORTHWEST OPEN SEASON DOUBLEHEADER HITS PLEASURE POINT AND STEAMER LANE!

NSSA NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

OPEN SEASON EVENT #2

PLEASURE POINT, SANTA CRUZ

DECEMBER 8, 2013

CONDITIONS: Small but rippable 2-3 foot righthanders off the Point

 

CARLOS CARPENTER TAKES THE MENS AT PLEASURE POINT     photo: Kurt Steinmetz

(Huntington Beach, Ca – December 12, 2013) –The Santa Cruz leg of the NSSA Northwest Conference 2013-14 season unfolded at Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane in a variety of conditions. At Pleasure Point, the surf was small but contestable and the Northwest kids were ripping whatever energy they could find of the infamous peeling right shoulders. First time NSSA winners at Pleasure Point included Carlos Carpenter who blew up in the Men’s final, Sean Woods who was crushing all of his heats en route to his first Juniors win, Sean Winterburn who claimed his first NSSA win with a victory in the Boys final, Jack Conti winning his first in the Mini Groms and Reilly Stone taking the Longboard. Local girls Ashley Held and Autumn Hays continue to dominated the Womens and Girls divisions respectively. Ashley smashed both finals at Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane while Autumn did the same including a clutch comeback high scoring ride to seal the final at the Lane.

 

BROGIE PANESI PUNTING AT THE LANE!                                 photo: Kurt Steinmetz

After a frustrating semi final loss at the Pleasure Point event, Pacifica’s Brogie Panesi staged one of the biggest comeback wins of the season in the Open Men’s final at the Lane. Needing a high 7.0 ride to overtake leader Ben Coffey, Brogie took off on mid-size right pumped down the line, pulled off a clean reverse and knowing that would not give him the score he needed, he punted a the gnarliest, nuttiest reverse right in front of Lane’s infamous inside rock. He pulled it off cleanly and the judges rewarded the critical move to give Brogie the win. “That’s how bad I wanted to win that thing,” he exclaimed the Executive Director Janice Aragon who was astonished but what she had just witnessed! Sam Coffey showed off his local knowledge taking his first win of the season in the Juniors. Fisher Baxter was another local boy who stepped up his performance to nail down his first NSSA win. We were proud of all the Mini Groms charged the legendary Steamer Lane and it was Noah Steinmetz who brought home his first Open victory of his young career.

 

ASHLEY HELD HAS BEEN UNSTOPPABLE IN THE WOMENS!     photo: Kurt Steinmetz

The Northwest Conference Open Season is regarded as leading competition for west coast surfers who reside in central and northern California. Divisions are offered in Men’s, Juniors, Boys, Mini Groms, Womens and Girls. The NSSA Open Season is open to student surfers only.     

 

SEAN WOODS CLINCHES HIS FIRST OPEN VICTORY AT PLEASURE POINT!   photo: Kurt Steinmetz

The NSSA is proud to have support from Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, Scosche and Channel Islands. Many thanks to the City and County of Santa Cruz, its local surfers and the NSSA staff for assisting us in staging professional quality events at both Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane for the elite Northwest Open Season series.  

 

LOCAL BOY SAM COFFEY PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS AT THE LANE!   photo: Kurt Steinmetz

Be sure to check out all the rad photo gallery by Kurt Steinmetz of all the surfing action at Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane. https://www.facebook.com/ImagesByKurtSteinmetz

COMING UP IN CALI: The Gold Coast Conference will be back in action with event #8 at C Street in Ventura on December 14th followed by College Season stop number 3 December 15th at C Street.

THE THRILL OF VICTORY! NOAH STEINMETZ WINS THE MINI GROMS AT THE LANE!

THE SCOREBOARD

RESULTS

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN SEASON EVENT #2

PLEASURE POINT, SANTA CRUZ

OPEN MENS

1. Carlos Carpenter-Santa Cruz

2. Ben Coffey-Santa Cruz

3. Nicholas Hdez-Santa Cruz

4. Dryden Brown-Santa Barbara

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Sean Woods-Thousand Oaks

2. Izaiah Hansen-Morro Bay

3. Zane Booth-Santa Barbara

4. Hunter Murison-Half Moon Bay

OPEN BOYS

1. Sean Winterburn-Soquel

2. AJ Menna-Santa Cruz

3. Zane Booth-Santa Barbara

4. Burkley Eggers-El Granada

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Jack Conti-Santa Cruz

2. Noah Steinmetz-Huntington Beach

3. Jonah Shannon-Pacific Grove

OPEN WOMENS

1. Ashley Held-Santa Cruz

2. Eden Edwards-Santa Cruz

3. Autumn Hays-Santa Cruz

4. Selah Bartlett-Santa Cruz

OPEN GIRLS

1. Autumn Hays-Santa Cruz

2. Eden Edwards-Santa Cruz

3. Ally Menna-Santa Cruz

4. Devon Powers-Santa Cruz

5. Isabella DeGaglia-Santa Cruz

OPEN LONGBOARD

1-Reilly Stone-Santa Cruz

2. Matt Regan-Santa Cruz

PERFORMERS OF THE EVENT

Carlos Carpenter

Sean Woods

Sean Winterburn

NSSA NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

OPEN SEASON EVENT #3

STEAMER LANE, SANTA CRUZ

DECEMBER 10, 2013

CONDITIONS: CONDITIONS: BUILDING WEST SWELL SHOWED UP RIGHT ON TIME AT THE LANE FOR THE DECEMBER 10TH MAKE UP DATE DELIVERING FUN 2-4 FOOT RIGHTS WITH PLENTY OF SCORING OPPORTINITY FOR THE NORTHWEST KIDS

OPEN MENS

1. Brogie Panesi-Pacifica

2. Ben Coffey-Santa Cruz

3. Wyatt Barrabee-Santa Cruz

4. Carlos Carpenter-Santa Cruz

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Sam Coffey-Santa Cruz

2. Zac Proctor-Capitola

3. Izaiah Hansen-Morro Bay

4. Kory Svardal-Santa Cruz

OPEN BOYS

1. Fisher Baxter-Santa Cruz

2. Zane Booth-Santa Barbara

3. AJ Menna-Santa Cruz

4. Burkley Eggers-El Granada

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Noah Steinmetz-Huntington Beach

2. Jack Conti-Santa Cruz

3. Jonah Shannon-Pacific Grove

OPEN WOMENS

1. Ashley Held-Santa Cruz

2. Autumn Hays-Santa Cruz

3. Selah Bartlett-Santa Cruz

4. Sophie Northcutt-

5. Eden Edwards-Santa Cruz

6. April Martin-Hansen

OPEN GIRLS

1. Autumn Hays-Santa Cruz

2. Eden Edwards-Santa Cruz

3. Ally Menna-Santa Cruz

4. Isabella DeGaglia-Santa Cruz

5. Devon Powers-Santa Cruz

OPEN LONGBOARD

1-Reilly Stone-Santa Cruz

2. Matt Regan-Santa Cruz

PERFORMERS OF THE EVENT

Brogie Panesi

Ashley Held

Fisher Baxter