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NSSA - 2016 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 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.


2016 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS!

2016 NSSA WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER

MAY 19-22

CONDITIONS: SOLID 6-8 FOOT SOUTHWEST SWELL DELIVERS PUMPING SURF TO THE 2016 WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS. SWELL DEMINISHED TO 3-4 FEET FOR THE FINAL TWO DAYS. THE WAVES TURNED ON LIKE CLOCKWORK FOR THE NSSA WEST COAST REGIONALS EVERY YEAR AND THE KIDS WERE CHARGING!


THE 2016 NSSA WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

 

WEST COAST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

OPEN MENS

1. Eithan Osborne-Ventura 15.00

2. Kade Matson-San Clemente 8.33

 

OPEN WOMENS

1. Kirra Pinkerton-San Clemente 18.00

2. Bethany Zelasko-Dana Point 11.33

 

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Kade Matson-San Clemente 16.00

2. Crosby Colapinto-San Clemente 14.00

3. Cole Houshmand-San Clemente 12.30

4. Caleb Crozier-Encinitas 9.76

 

OPEN BOYS

1. Jett Schilling-San Clemente 15.67

2. Levi Slawson-Encinitas 10.90

3. Tex Mitchell-Oceanside 10.33

4. Nico Coli-San Clemente 8.59

 

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Lucas Owston-Oceanside 14.24

2. Dane Matson-San Clemente 13.77

3. Tenshi Iwami-Chiba, Japan 11.26

4. Cole McCaffray-Cardiff 9.44

 

OPEN GIRLS

1. Kirra Pinkerton-San Clemente 16.43

2. Alyssa Spencer-Carlsbad 15.60

3. Olivia Pessanha-San Diego 12.34

4. Samantha Sibley-San Clemente 11.97

 

OPEN LONGBOARD

1. Clay Johnson-Moss Beach 16.16

2. Jovan Smith-Scott-Huntington Beach 14.00

3. Betsey Lee-Topanga 8.80

 

WEST COAST EXPLORER CHAMPIONSHIPS

EXPLORER MENS

1. Wil Reid-Palos Verdes Estates 14.27

2. Parker Cohn-Newport Beach 12.27

3. Dylan Hord-Huntington Beach 12.24

4. Jourdan Reeder-Ojai 4.16

 

EXPLORER JUNIORS

1. Jordy Collins-Carlsbad 13.87

2. Brock Crouch-Carlsbad 13.33

3. Nick Marshall-Encinitas 11.83

4. Taro Watanabe-Malibu 11.43

5. Sean Woods-Thousand Oaks 11.27

6. Kade Matson-San Clemente 9.30

 

EXPLORER BOYS

1. Taro Watanabe-Malibu 13.50

2. Nick Marshall-Encinitas 11.97

3. Tommy McKeown-Oxnard 9.00

4. Kade Matson-San Clemente 9.00

5. Kiko Nelsen-Laguna Beach 7.54

6. Dimitri Poulos-Ventura 7.18

 

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1. Taj Lindblad-San Clemente 12.83

2. Sebastian Ojeda-La Jolla 11.04

3. Connor Marshall-Encinitas 9.16

4. Dane Matson-San Clemente 6.70

5. Jo Jo Whelan-Newport Beach 5.17

6. Curtis Jacobs-Santa Barbara 3.23

 

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS

1. Cole McCaffray-Cardiff 15.07

2. Lucas Owston-Oceanside 12.00

3. Hayden Rodgers-Laguna Beach 11.53

4. Dane Matson-San Clemente 10.23

5. Jak Ziets-Santa Barbara 5.80

6. Koa Depuydt-Santa Cruz 5.56

 

EXPLORER WOMENS

1. Samantha Sibley-San Clemente 13.53

2. Bethany Zelasko-Dana Point 10.80

3. Autumn Hays-Santa Cruz 10.34

4. Brook Daigneault-Huntington Beach 6.46

5. Brooke Young-San Diego 4.93

6. Sydney Johnson-Carlsbad 3.40

 

EXPLORER GIRLS

1. Alyssa Spencer-Carlsbad 15.94

2. Samantha Sibley-San Clemente 13.60

3. Makena Burke-Ventura 10.10

4. Valentina Resano-Popoyo, Nicaragua 9.20

5. Brooke Young-San Diego 7.50

6. Olivia Pessanha-San Diego 5.10

 

EXPLORER SUPER GIRLS

1. Alyssa Spencer-Carlsbad 16.16

2. Ella McCaffray-Cardiff 12.50

3. Candelaria Resano-Popoyo, Nicaragua 6.50

4. Sawyer Lindblad-San Clemente 6.50

5. Makena Burke-Ventura 6.03

6. Valentina Resano-Popoyo, Nicaragua 5.17

 

EXPLORER MASTERS

1. Chris Keet-Santa Barbara 9.84

2. Eric Pohring-Santa Barbara 6.94

 

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS

1. Daren Collins-Carlsbad 8.50

2. Pat Pezzoli-Leucadia 8.13

3. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach 7.90

3. Mike Stokes-Duncans Mill 4.62

3. Curt Harper-Santa Monica 2.00

 

EXPLORER DUKE

1. Patrick Schlick-Leucadia 9.90

2. Thomas Kunz-Ventura 9.16

3. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach 7.43

4. Jim Ferguson-Santa Rosa 6.53

5. Rusty Wink-Mission Viejo 5.20

 

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD

1. Aine Dwyer-Coronado 10.96

2. Betsey Lee-Topanga 10.34

3. Adi Mahan-Morro Bay 8.16

 

EXPLORER KNEEBOARD

1. Sean Noone-Alisa Viejo 12.50

2. Chris Bermudez-Oxnard 9.50

 

AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Eithan Osborne

 

JUNIOR AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Crosby Colapinto

 

PERFORMERS OF THE DAY

Day 1-Kade Matson

Day 2-Kirra Pinkerton

Day 3-Jett Schilling

Day 4-Eithan Osborne

 

HIGH SCORING TOTAL AND WAVES OF THE 2016 WEST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

High Scoring Totals: Kade Matson: 18.83 out of 20 in Explorer Boys Round One

High Scoring Wave: Kade Matson: perfect 10-point ride in Explorer Boys Round One

High Scoring Wave in the Finals: Kirra Pinkerton: 9.67 in Open Womens Final

High Scoring Total in the Finals: Kirra Pinketon: 18.00 out of 20 in the Open Womens Final

The NSSA West Coast Championships is proud to have support from Body Glove, Surfing Magazine, Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Sex Wax, Scosche and Clif Bar. Many thanks to the City of Huntington Beach, the Marine Safety Department and the NSSA staff for assisting us in staging a terrific West Coast Championships!


The NSSA West Coast Regional Championships is proud to have support from Body Glove, Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax and Clif Bar. Many thanks to the City of Huntington Beach, the HB lifeguards and the NSSA staff for assisting us in staging a fantastic 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.