2009 NSSA Nationals Final Day

posted by / News / July 6, 2009

Kolohe Andino claims the Open Mens crown while Lakey Peterson takes the Womens
By Andrew Lewis

Kolohe Andino

We’re not sure who’s happier, Kolohe “Brother” Andino or his dad Dino. In a wave-starved final that went down roughly between 5:00 and 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, the 15-year-old San Clemente local did what we all suspected he could do: He won the 2009 NSSA Open Mens title (and Explorer Boys AND the Air Show). “My God…I can’t believe…I can’t…” Dino could be heard muttering almost senselessly on the beach as the final seconds ticked away. Truly, it was the penultimate step in his young son’s already illustrious career — a step that both he and Kolohe have worked extremely hard for since Dino was still pushing the grom into waves. Next stop: Big Leagues.

In the Open Womens final preceding the Men, things were a bit more active in the water. But no one could stop the progressive explosion of Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson, who punted a frontside air and stuck it to the tune of a nine. And though things remained tight until the end between Peterson, Nage Melamed, Malia Manuel and defending Open Women’s champ Courtney Conlogue, nothing was enough to stop Lakey’s show-stopping nine-o.

And remember the Hawaiians? They absolutely cleaned up at the Interscholastic Championships the week before at Salt Creek. Elite Element Academy pummeled every other High School team in contention and, individually, Keanu Asing and Kelia Moniz crushed the Mens and Womens divisions, respectively. Yeah, well, they didn’t go anywhere.

Leading the charge at Lowers was, hands down, Oahu’s Ezekial Lau who has done a lot of growing up in the last year. Zeke’s trademark bald scalp is still there, but his smallish lanky frame has given way to a man-sized proportions. It is always hard for a graduating grom to nail down the perfect board dimensions since their changing on a weekly basis, but Zeke’s equipment seemed to compliment his smooth lines and clean blow-tails on every wave, earning him the Open Juniors title. He’s clearly a favorite for the Open Mens title next year.

Then there’s 13-year-old Ian Gentil, from Ho’okipa, Maui. Before Ian, Florida’s Evan Geiselman owned the best heat of the event, until the Open Boys final hit the water and little Ian dismantled two rights back-to-back to the tune of double perfect 10’s. With 2 minutes left in the heat, Ian bellied in and was chaired up the beach. Like his Hawaiian teammate Zeke Lau, look for Ian to do big things again next year.

To put the seal on an all California/Hawaii trophy-fest in the Open divisions, San Clemente’s Kei Kobayashi took the crown for the Mini Groms.

For most of the kids who made it to the final rounds this past Saturday, Nationals is all ready an afterthought. As we speak, heats are unfolding at the Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure Pro Junior in Huntington Beach. It’s contest season here in California for America’s brightest amateurs, and there’s no time for rest. Even for Kolohe — who executed one of the more dominating Nationals appearances in recent memory; he’s already posted some big scores and advanced on to the quarterfinals in Huntington. There could be plenty more to celebrate for he and his dad real soon.

RESULTS

Open Mens
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Evan Thompson
3. Alex Smith
4. Conner Coffin

Open Womens
1. Lakey Peterson
2. Courtney Conlogue
3. Malia Manuel
4. Nage Melamed

Open Juniors
1. Ezekial Lau
2. Conner Coffin
3. Matty Costa
4. Kaimana Jaquias

Open Boys
1. Ian Gentil
2. Josh Moniz
3. Benji Brand
4. Jacob Davis
5. Jake Marshall
6. Imai Devault

Open Mini Groms
1. Kei Kobayashi
2. Kaulana Apo
3. Griffin Colapinto
4. Luke Marks
5. Dylan Lehmann
6. Noa Mizuno

Open Longboard
1. Scott Brandenburg
2. Shaun Thompson
3. Matt Blias-Calles
4. Patrick Nichols
5. Steve Mclean
6. Westin Williams

NSSA Air Show
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Alex Smith
3. Ezekial Lau
4. Balaram Stack
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Koa Smith

Explorer Mens
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Alex Smith
3. Dylan Goodale
4. Tanner Hendrickson
5. Fisher Heverly
6. Makana Eleogram

Explorer Womens
1. Malia Manuel
2. Catherine Clark
3. Nage Melamed
4. Keilia Moniz
5. Leila Hurst
6. Alyssa Wooten

Explorer Juniors
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Tanner Hendrickson
3. Fisher Heverly
4. Evan Thompson
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Kolohe Andino

Explorer Boys
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Ian Gentil
3. Jake Halstead
4. Koa Smith
5. Benji Brand
6. Taylor Clark

Explorer Girls
1. Alessa Quizon
2. Lakey Peterson
3. Tatiana Weston-Webb
4. Harley Talch
5. Kallee Krebs
6. Shelby Detmers

Explorer Menehuene
1. Ian Gentil
2. Kalani David
3. Benji Brand
4. Kanoa Igarashi
5. Patrick Curren
6. Braiden Maither

2009 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
SALT CREEK, DANA POINT, CA

COLLEGE TEAM
1. CSUSM 123 (overtime)
2. UNCW 116 (overtime)
3. SDSU-A 79
4. UCSD 77
5. UCSB-A 72
6. UCSC 69
7. Mira Costa 68
8. Point Loma 64
9. UNF 60
10. Saddleback 47
11. UCF 42
12. CSULB 37
13. UCSB-B 27
14. SDSU-B 13
15. UCSB-C 7

COLLEGE MENS
1. Marty Weinstein-UCSD 13.75
2. Ben Powell-UNCW 12.50
3. Mike Powell-UNCW 10.50
4. Scott McBride-CSUSM 10.00
5. Chris Smith-CSUSM 9.25 tiebreak
6. Justin Quintal-UNF 9.25 tiebreak

COLLEGE WOMENS
1. Amy Nicholl-UCF 11.75
2. Darlene Conolly-Mira Costa 8.50
3. Chloe Buckley-Mira Costa 8.25
4. Lipoa Kahaleuahi-UCSB 4.75
5. Lily Howard-UCSB 4.00 tiebreak
6. Rachel Harris-UCSB 4.00 tiebreak

COLLEGE LONGBOARD
1. Kevin Osborne-Saddleback 13.75
2. Troy Mothershead-Point Loma 13.25
3. Chris Smith-CSUSM 10.75
4. Billy Harris-Mira Costa 9.75
5. Drake Courie-UNCW 8.50
6. Chris Koerner-SDSU 4.50

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TEAM
1. Elite Element Academy 137
2. San Clemente 93
3. San Dieguito 70
4. Newport Harbor 68
=5. Carlsbad 62
Edison 62
7. Huntington Beach 59
8. Laguna Beach 31
9. Jupiter 28
10. Carpinteria 27
=11. Marina 8
Manasquan 8

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY MENS
1. Keanu Asing-Elite Element Academy 17.25
2. Kiron Jabour-Elite Element Academy 14.50
3. Kaimana Jaquias-Elite Element Academy 11.50
4. Derrick Disney-San Dieguito 9.75
5. Ian Crane-San Clemente 8.50
6. Doug Van Mierlo-San Clemente 7.50

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS
1. Kelia Moniz-Elite Element Academy 16.00
2. Kaleigh Gilchrist-Newport Harbor 12.50
3. Marissa Shaw-San Clemente 8.50 tiebreak
4. Shelby Detmers-Newport Harbor 8.50 tiebreak
5. Emmy Merrill-San Clemente 8.25
6. Alexa Thornton-San Dieguito 5.25

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Josh Gandulla-San Dieguito 14.50
2. Jeff Newell-Edison 12.00
3. Kelia Moniz-Elite Element Academy 10.50
4. Patrick Nichols-Jupiter 9.25
5. David Arganda-Carlsbad 8.00
6. Travis Sampson-Laguna Beach 0.0

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM
1. Edison 70
2. San Clemente 69
3. Huntington Beach 50
4. Marina 19
5. Fusion Academy 8

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MENS
1. Cole Devine-Edison 12.75
2. Dayne Colby-San Clemente 11.50
3. Mitch Grant-Edison 9.00
4. Marco Passaquindici 8.75
5. Jeremy Carter-San Clemente 8.50
6. Randy Gilkerson-San Clemente 7.75

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS
1. Melina Smith-San Clemente 12.00
2. Chelsea Byland-San Clemente 11.00
3. Allison Wallingford-Marina 4.25
4. Brooke Daigneault-Edison 3.50
5. Janae Paglia-Edison 3.00
6. Shea Barrett-Huntington Beach 1.50

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Eli Gillis-San Clemente 12.00
2. Shaun Thompson-Edison 11.25
3. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM
1. Shorecliffs-A 94
2. Elite Element 91
3. Marco Forster 66
4. Dwyer 60
5. Kapaa 54
6. Shorecliffs-B 40
7. Vista Del Mar 38
8. Sowers-A 34
9. Carpinteria 32
10. Sowers B 19

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1. Kaoli Kahokuloa-Elite Element 17.75
2. Trevor Thornton-Shorecliffs 12.00 tiebreak
3. Kanoa Igarashi-Dwyer 12.00 tiebreak
4. Parker Coffin-Carpinteria 9.00
5. Kalen Galtes-Kapaa
6. Scott Weinhardt-Marco Forster

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
1. Tatiana Weston-Webb-Kapaa 13.75
2. Maluhia Kinimaka-Kapaa 8.00
3. Lulu Erkeneff-Marco Forster 5.50
4. Emmy Lombard-Shorecliffs-4.75
5. Karina Rozunko-Shorecliffs 4.00
6. Kandi Patterson-Shorecliffs 3.75

MIDDLE SCHOOL LONGBOARD
1. Scott Weinhardt-Marco Forster
2. Andy Nieblas-Shorecliffs 11.25
3. Kaoli Kahokuloa-Elite Element
4. Mason Klink-Shorecliffs 6.25
5. Nathan Thompson-Sowers 5.50
6. Luke Barrett-Dwyer 4.00

DAY 1 WRAP UP

DAY 2 WRAP UP

DAY 3 WRAP UP

DAY 4 WRAP UP

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2009 NSSA Nationals Final Day

posted by / News / June 27, 2009


Kolohe Andino

We’re not sure who’s happier, Kolohe “Brother” Andino or his dad Dino. In a wave-starved final that went down roughly between 5:00 and 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, the 15-year-old San Clemente local did what we all suspected he could do: He won the 2009 NSSA Open Mens title (and {{{Explorer}}} Boys AND the Air Show). “My God…I can’t believe…I can’t…” Dino could be heard muttering almost senselessly on the beach as the final seconds ticked away. Truly, it was the penultimate step in his young son’s already illustrious career — a step that both he and Kolohe have worked extremely hard for since Dino was still pushing the grom into waves. Next stop: Big Leagues.

In the Open Womens final preceding the Men, things were a bit more active in the water. But no one could stop the progressive explosion of Santa Barbara’s Lakey Peterson, who punted a frontside air and stuck it to the tune of a nine. And though things remained tight until the end between Peterson, Nage Melamed, Malia Manuel and defending Open Women’s champ Courtney Conlogue, nothing was enough to stop Lakey’s show-stopping nine-o.

And remember the Hawaiians? They absolutely cleaned up at the Interscholastic Championships the week before at Salt Creek. Elite {{{Element}}} Academy pummeled every other High School team in contention and, individually, Keanu Asing and Kelia Moniz crushed the Mens and Womens divisions, respectively. Yeah, well, they didn’t go anywhere.

Leading the charge at Lowers was, hands down, Oahu’s Ezekial Lau who has done a lot of growing up in the last year. Zeke’s trademark bald scalp is still there, but his smallish lanky frame has given way to a man-sized proportions. It is always hard for a graduating grom to nail down the perfect board dimensions since their changing on a weekly basis, but Zeke’s equipment seemed to compliment his smooth lines and clean blow-tails on every wave, earning him the Open Juniors title. He’s clearly a favorite for the Open Mens title next year.

Then there’s 13-year-old Ian Gentil, from Ho’okipa, Maui. Before Ian, Florida’s Evan Geiselman owned the best heat of the event, until the Open Boys final hit the water and little Ian dismantled two rights back-to-back to the tune of double perfect 10’s. With 2 minutes left in the heat, Ian bellied in and was chaired up the beach. Like his Hawaiian teammate Zeke Lau, look for Ian to do big things again next year.

To put the seal on an all California/Hawaii trophy-fest in the Open divisions, San Clemente’s Kei Kobayashi took the crown for the Mini Groms.

For most of the kids who made it to the final rounds this past Saturday, Nationals is all ready an afterthought. As we speak, heats are unfolding at the Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure Pro Junior in Huntington Beach. It’s contest season here in California for America’s brightest amateurs, and there’s no time for rest. Even for Kolohe — who executed one of the more dominating Nationals appearances in recent memory; he’s already posted some big scores and advanced on to the quarterfinals in Huntington. There could be plenty more to celebrate for he and his dad real soon.

RESULTS

Open Mens
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Evan Thompson
3. Alex Smith
4. Conner Coffin

Open Womens
1. Lakey Peterson
2. Courtney Conlogue
3. Malia Manuel
4. Nage Melamed

Open Juniors
1. Ezekial Lau
2. Conner Coffin
3. Matty Costa
4. Kaimana Jaquias

Open Boys
1. Ian Gentil
2. Josh Moniz
3. Benji Brand
4. Jacob Davis
5. Jake Marshall
6. Imai Devault

Open Mini Groms
1. Kei Kobayashi
2. Kaulana Apo
3. Griffin Colapinto
4. Luke Marks
5. Dylan Lehmann
6. Noa Mizuno

Open Longboard
1. Scott Brandenburg
2. Shaun Thompson
3. Matt Blias-Calles
4. Patrick Nichols
5. Steve Mclean
6. Westin Williams

NSSA Air Show
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Alex Smith
3. Ezekial Lau
4. Balaram Stack
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Koa Smith

Explorer Mens
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Alex Smith
3. Dylan Goodale
4. Tanner Hendrickson
5. Fisher Heverly
6. Makana Eleogram

Explorer Womens
1. Malia Manuel
2. Catherine Clark
3. Nage Melamed
4. Keilia Moniz
5. Leila Hurst
6. Alyssa Wooten

Explorer Juniors
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Tanner Hendrickson
3. Fisher Heverly
4. Evan Thompson
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Kolohe Andino

Explorer Boys
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Ian Gentil
3. Jake Halstead
4. Koa Smith
5. Benji Brand
6. Taylor Clark

Explorer Girls
1. Alessa Quizon
2. Lakey Peterson
3. Tatiana Weston-Webb
4. Harley Talch
5. Kallee Krebs
6. Shelby Detmers

Explorer Menehuene
1. Ian Gentil
2. Kalani David
3. Benji Brand
4. Kanoa Igarashi
5. Patrick Curren
6. Braiden Maither

2009 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
SALT CREEK, DANA POINT, CA

COLLEGE TEAM
1. CSUSM 123 (overtime)
2. UNCW 116 (overtime)
3. SDSU-A 79
4. UCSD 77
5. UCSB-A 72
6. UCSC 69
7. Mira Costa 68
8. Point Loma 64
9. UNF 60
10. Saddleback 47
11. UCF 42
12. CSULB 37
13. UCSB-B 27
14. SDSU-B 13
15. UCSB-C 7

COLLEGE MENS
1. Marty Weinstein-UCSD 13.75
2. Ben Powell-UNCW 12.50
3. Mike Powell-UNCW 10.50
4. Scott McBride-CSUSM 10.00
5. Chris Smith-CSUSM 9.25 tiebreak
6. Justin Quintal-UNF 9.25 tiebreak

COLLEGE WOMENS
1. Amy Nicholl-UCF 11.75
2. Darlene Conolly-Mira Costa 8.50
3. Chloe Buckley-Mira Costa 8.25
4. Lipoa Kahaleuahi-UCSB 4.75
5. Lily Howard-UCSB 4.00 tiebreak
6. Rachel Harris-UCSB 4.00 tiebreak

COLLEGE LONGBOARD
1. Kevin Osborne-Saddleback 13.75
2. Troy Mothershead-Point Loma 13.25
3. Chris Smith-CSUSM 10.75
4. Billy Harris-Mira Costa 9.75
5. Drake Courie-UNCW 8.50
6. Chris Koerner-SDSU 4.50

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY TEAM
1. Elite Element Academy 137
2. San Clemente 93
3. San Dieguito 70
4. Newport Harbor 68
=5. Carlsbad {{{62}}}
Edison 62
7. Huntington Beach 59
8. Laguna Beach 31
9. Jupiter 28
10. Carpinteria 27
=11. Marina 8
Manasquan 8

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY MENS
1. Keanu Asing-Elite Element Academy 17.25
2. Kiron Jabour-Elite Element Academy 14.50
3. Kaimana Jaquias-Elite Element Academy 11.50
4. Derrick Disney-San Dieguito 9.75
5. Ian Crane-San Clemente 8.50
6. Doug {{{Van}}} Mierlo-San Clemente 7.50

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS
1. Kelia Moniz-Elite Element Academy 16.00
2. Kaleigh Gilchrist-Newport Harbor 12.50
3. Marissa Shaw-San Clemente 8.50 tiebreak
4. Shelby Detmers-Newport Harbor 8.50 tiebreak
5. Emmy Merrill-San Clemente 8.25
6. Alexa Thornton-San Dieguito 5.25

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Josh Gandulla-San Dieguito 14.50
2. Jeff Newell-Edison 12.00
3. Kelia Moniz-Elite Element Academy 10.50
4. Patrick Nichols-Jupiter 9.25
5. David Arganda-Carlsbad 8.00
6. Travis Sampson-Laguna Beach 0.0

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM
1. Edison 70
2. San Clemente 69
3. Huntington Beach 50
4. Marina 19
5. {{{Fusion}}} Academy 8

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MENS
1. Cole Devine-Edison 12.75
2. Dayne Colby-San Clemente 11.50
3. Mitch Grant-Edison 9.00
4. Marco Passaquindici 8.75
5. Jeremy Carter-San Clemente 8.50
6. Randy Gilkerson-San Clemente 7.75

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS
1. Melina Smith-San Clemente 12.00
2. Chelsea Byland-San Clemente 11.00
3. Allison Wallingford-Marina 4.25
4. Brooke Daigneault-Edison 3.50
5. Janae Paglia-Edison 3.00
6. Shea Barrett-Huntington Beach 1.50

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Eli Gillis-San Clemente 12.00
2. Shaun Thompson-Edison 11.25
3. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM
1. Shorecliffs-A 94
2. Elite Element 91
3. Marco Forster 66
4. Dwyer 60
5. Kapaa 54
6. Shorecliffs-B 40
7. Vista Del Mar 38
8. Sowers-A 34
9. Carpinteria 32
10. Sowers B 19

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1. Kaoli Kahokuloa-Elite Element 17.75
2. Trevor Thornton-Shorecliffs 12.00 tiebreak
3. Kanoa Igarashi-Dwyer 12.00 tiebreak
4. Parker Coffin-Carpinteria 9.00
5. Kalen Galtes-Kapaa
6. Scott Weinhardt-Marco Forster

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
1. Tatiana Weston-Webb-Kapaa 13.75
2. Maluhia Kinimaka-Kapaa 8.00
3. Lulu Erkeneff-Marco Forster 5.50
4. Emmy Lombard-Shorecliffs-4.75
5. Karina Rozunko-Shorecliffs 4.00
6. Kandi Patterson-Shorecliffs 3.75

MIDDLE SCHOOL LONGBOARD
1. Scott Weinhardt-Marco Forster
2. Andy Nieblas-Shorecliffs 11.25
3. Kaoli Kahokuloa-Elite Element
4. Mason Klink-Shorecliffs 6.25
5. Nathan Thompson-Sowers 5.50
6. Luke Barrett-Dwyer 4.00

DAY 1 WRAP UP

DAY 2 WRAP UP

DAY 3 WRAP UP

DAY 4 WRAP UP

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