2012 Surfing America USA Championships

posted by / News / June 25, 2012

Jake Davis knows all good scores come with a solid finish. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jake Davis knows all good scores come with a solid finish. Photo: Corey Wilson

Keanu Igarashi and Connor Marshall on the yo yo. Photo: Corey Wilson

Keanu Igarashi and Connor Marshall on the yo yo. Photo: Corey Wilson

Koa Smith, end section punt. Photo: Corey Wilson

Koa Smith, end section punt. Photo: Corey Wilson

Ian Gentil and his early morning psych up. Photo: Corey Wilson

Ian Gentil and his early morning psych up. Photo: Corey Wilson

Koa Smith, all business. Photo: Corey Wilson

Koa Smith, all business. Photo: Corey Wilson

Eithan Osborne with the ultimate setup for Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Eithan Osborne with the ultimate setup for Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Taylor Clark with a stylish air reverse. Photo: Corey Wilson

Taylor Clark with a stylish air reverse. Photo: Corey Wilson

Seth Moniz getting treated by the medical staff. Photo: Taras

Seth Moniz getting treated by the medical staff. Photo: Taras

Mahina Maeda showering off after her heat. Photo: Taras

Mahina Maeda showering off after her heat. Photo: Taras

O'neill team manager Shaun Ward makes sure Kei Kobayashi is tied and ready for his heat. Photo: Taras

O'neill team manager Shaun Ward makes sure Kei Kobayashi is tied and ready for his heat. Photo: Taras

Hawaiian Coach Kahea Hart getting emotional over his Hawaiian team. Photo: Taras

Hawaiian Coach Kahea Hart getting emotional over his Hawaiian team. Photo: Taras

Kaoli Kahokulua after a costly interference. Photo: Taras

Kaoli Kahokulua after a costly interference. Photo: Taras

San Clemente's own Griffin Colapinto. Photo: Taras

San Clemente's own Griffin Colapinto. Photo: Taras

Jump roping before heats is so hot right now. Griffin, channeling Kolohe. Photo: Taras

Jump roping before heats is so hot right now. Griffin, channeling Kolohe. Photo: Taras

Dax Mcgill, waxing and ready. Photo: Taras

Dax Mcgill, waxing and ready. Photo: Taras

South Carolina's Cam Richards. Photo: Taras

South Carolina's Cam Richards. Photo: Taras

Hawaii's Dax Mcgiil, Mainei and Maluhia Kinimaka. Photo: Jimmicane

Hawaii's Dax Mcgiil, Mainei and Maluhia Kinimaka. Photo: Jimmicane

Jake Halstead, man-turning to a 3rd place finish in Under 18's. Photo: Jimmicane

Jake Halstead, man-turning to a 3rd place finish in Under 18's. Photo: Jimmicane

Hawaiian Seth Moniz threw tail all the way to the Under 16 final. Photo: Jimmicane

Hawaiian Seth Moniz threw tail all the way to the Under 16 final. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana Weston-Webb dominated the US Championships with wins in Girls Under 16's and Under 18's. Victory is sweet. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana Weston-Webb dominated the US Championships with wins in Girls Under 16's and Under 18's. Victory is sweet. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa with coach Snips, exactly the person you want in your camp. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa with coach Snips, exactly the person you want in your camp. Photo: Jimmicane

Griffin Colapinto was ripping hard during the entire event. He fell short in the Under 14 final but watch out for this kid in the near future. Photo: Jimmicane

Griffin Colapinto was ripping hard during the entire event. He fell short in the Under 14 final but watch out for this kid in the near future. Photo: Jimmicane

Cam Richards and Nick Rupp, East Coast pride. Photo: Jimmicane

Cam Richards and Nick Rupp, East Coast pride. Photo: Jimmicane

Jake Davis took the win in the Under 16 division, much to the delight of his hometown San Clemente crowd. Photo: Jimmicane

Jake Davis took the win in the Under 16 division, much to the delight of his hometown San Clemente crowd. Photo: Jimmicane

Colt Ward, tail sliding the Lowers left. Photo: Jimmicane

Colt Ward, tail sliding the Lowers left. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana feeling the Hawaiian support. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana feeling the Hawaiian support. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana's frontside hook that took out two Girls divisions. Photo: Jimmicane

Tatiana's frontside hook that took out two Girls divisions. Photo: Jimmicane

Catching bombs is always a good way to win heats, just ask Tatiana Weston-Webb. Photo: JImmicane

Catching bombs is always a good way to win heats, just ask Tatiana Weston-Webb. Photo: JImmicane

Dax McGill, clowning around in between heats. Photo: Jimmicane

Dax McGill, clowning around in between heats. Photo: Jimmicane

Jake Marshall, winner of the highly contested Under 14 division. Photo: JImmicane

Jake Marshall, winner of the highly contested Under 14 division. Photo: JImmicane

Marshall's backside hacks gave him the edge against his competitors in the Under 14's final. Photo: JImmicane

Marshall's backside hacks gave him the edge against his competitors in the Under 14's final. Photo: JImmicane

Meah Collins getting ready for battle. Photo: Jimmicane

Meah Collins getting ready for battle. Photo: Jimmicane

Meah Collins' winning slash. Photo: JImmicane

Meah Collins' winning slash. Photo: JImmicane

Meah Collins, winner of the Girls Under 14's, gets congratulated by her dad (a Lowers Champion himself) Richie Collins. Photo: JImmicane

Meah Collins, winner of the Girls Under 14's, gets congratulated by her dad (a Lowers Champion himself) Richie Collins. Photo: JImmicane

Barron Mamiya, Under 12's Champion from Hawaii. Photo: JImmicane

Barron Mamiya, Under 12's Champion from Hawaii. Photo: JImmicane

Hawaii's Maluhia Kinimaka, Coach Kahea Hart and Tatiana Weston-Webb. Photo: Jimmicane

Hawaii's Maluhia Kinimaka, Coach Kahea Hart and Tatiana Weston-Webb. Photo: Jimmicane

Cole Houshmand, mini-man turn. Photo: Jimmicane

Cole Houshmand, mini-man turn. Photo: Jimmicane

Barron Mamiya and Joel Centeio. Photo: Jimmicane

Barron Mamiya and Joel Centeio. Photo: Jimmicane

Parker Coffin and a lady friend. Photo: Jimmicane

Parker Coffin and a lady friend. Photo: Jimmicane

Noa Mizuno, clean backside snap. Photo: Jimmicane

Noa Mizuno, clean backside snap. Photo: Jimmicane

Maddie Peterson and her fans. Photo: Jimmicane

Maddie Peterson and her fans. Photo: Jimmicane

Expect big things in Jake Marshall's future. Photo: Jimmicane

Expect big things in Jake Marshall's future. Photo: Jimmicane

Frontside carve slide by Jake Marshall. Photo: Jimmicane

Frontside carve slide by Jake Marshall. Photo: Jimmicane

The peanut gallery. I spy our sports first world champion. Photo: Jimmicane

The peanut gallery. I spy our sports first world champion. Photo: Jimmicane

Brad Gerlach, laying low and coaching Parker Coffin. Photo: Jimmicane

Brad Gerlach, laying low and coaching Parker Coffin. Photo: Jimmicane

Ian Gentil with a big frontside grab in the Under 18's final. Photo: Jimmicane

Ian Gentil with a big frontside grab in the Under 18's final. Photo: Jimmicane

The agony of defeat. Photo: Jimmicane

The agony of defeat. Photo: Jimmicane

Beach days at the Surfing America USA Championships. Photo: Jimmicane

Beach days at the Surfing America USA Championships. Photo: Jimmicane

Kei Kobayashi with a solid backside hook on the Lowers left. Photo: Jimmicane

Kei Kobayashi with a solid backside hook on the Lowers left. Photo: Jimmicane

Frankie Harrer, slashing. Photo: Jimmicane

Frankie Harrer, slashing. Photo: Jimmicane

Frankie Harrer, smiling. Photo: Jimmicane

Frankie Harrer, smiling. Photo: Jimmicane

Seth Moniz does the low tide rock dance on the way in at Lowers Right. Photo: Jimmicane

Seth Moniz does the low tide rock dance on the way in at Lowers Right. Photo: Jimmicane

Seth Moniz and another kind of dance, a backside finner with style. Photo: Jimmicane

Seth Moniz and another kind of dance, a backside finner with style. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa, focused on the win. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa, focused on the win. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa Igarashi, automatic. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa Igarashi, automatic. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa Igarashi is the 2012 USA Under 18 Champion at just 14 years of age. Photo: Jimmicane

Kanoa Igarashi is the 2012 USA Under 18 Champion at just 14 years of age. Photo: Jimmicane


 

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