2014 NSSA National Championships

“That was the heaviest heat of my life.” Kevin Schulz isn’t talking to me. He’s standing three feet away, dripping wet while annihilating an interview with the local newspaper. “Josh is such an amazing surfer. Just to be able to compete against him was such an honor; I can’t even believe it.” Josh is Josh Moniz, the only surfer to best Kevin in the battle for that flashy 2014 NSSA Nationals Open Mens title. Kevin finishes his interview with an LED smile. I tell him good job and that he’s got a hell of a tail throw. Then I leave the beach.

I leave because I know this isn’t the last time I’ll see Josh, Kevin or any of the other kids that competed at Nationals. When you flip through the decades of this distinguished event, you’ll notice all the talent she’s seen. All the stars she’s birthed. From Andy Irons to John John Florence, CJ Hobgood to Conner Coffin, every single one of your favorite American (or Hawaiian, if you insist on the distinction) has been down this road before. It’s the road to the biggest leagues and it’s the road that Josh, Kevin and many more are speeding down. So I’m sure I’ll be seeing them again, even if I’m not interviewing them. —Brendan Buckley

Full Results:
OPEN MENS (ages 16 & up) MAYORS CUP
1. Josh Moniz-Honolulu, HI 17.87
2. Kevin Schulz-San Clemente, CA 16.87
3. Nolan Rapoza-Long Beach, CA 15.60
4. Seth Moniz-Honolulu, HI 14.00

OPEN WOMENS (all ages) MAYORS CUP
1. Caroline Marks, Melbourne, FL 14.60
2. Brisa Hennessy-Kailua, HI 14.00
3. Moana Jones-Haleiwa, HI 12.30
4. Maddie Peterson-Wildwood Crest, NJ 11.23

OPEN JUNIORS (ages 15 & under)
1. Griffin Colapinto-San Clemente, CA 16.97
2. Nolan Rapoza-Long Beach, CA 15.40
3. Barron Mamiya-Waialua, HI 13.03
4. Jake Marshall-Encinitas, CA 9.83

OPEN BOYS (ages 12 & under)
1. Wyatt McHale-Haleiwa, HI 17.27
2. Tommy Coleman-Vero Beach, FL 15.56
3. Jett Schilling-San Clemente, CA 13.60
4. Dagan Stagg-Carlsbad, CA 6.33

OPEN MINI GROMS (ages 10 & under)
1. Jett Schilling-San Clemente, CA 13.94
2. Jackson Bunch-Paia, HI 13.90
3. Robert Grilho III-Kapolei, HI 9.80
4. Brodi Sale-Kailua-Kona, HI 3.60

OPEN GIRLS (ages 14 & under)
1. Brisa Hennessy-Kailua, HI 15.37
2. Caroline Marks-Melbourne, FL 14.34
3. Moana Jones-Haleiwa, HI 12.96
4. Zoe McDougall-Haleiwa, HI 8.13

OPEN LONGBOARD (all ages)
1. Nick Anderberg-Encinitas, CA 15.00
2. Parker Sawyer-Virginia Beach, VA 9.80
3. Spencer Bridges-Summit, NJ 8.70
4. Jazmine Dean-St. Augustine, FL 5.06

EXPLORER MENS (all ages)
1. Cobie Gittner-Ponce Inlet, FL 15.67
2. Elijah Gates-Kapolei, HI 14.60
3. Imaikalani deVault-Makawao, HI 14.27
4. Nic Hdez-Santa Cruz, CA 12.86
5. Benji Brand-Haleiwa, HI 12.20
6. Josh Burke-Christ Church, Barbados 11.93

EXPLORER JUNIORS (ages 17 & under)
1. Jake Marshall-Encinitas, CA 15.77
2. Elijah Gates-Kapolei, HI 13.56
3. John Mel-Santa Cruz, CA 12.20
4. Josh Burke-Christ Church, Barbados 11.70
5. Micky Clarke-Ventura, CA 10.26
6. Imaikalani deVault-Makawao, HI 8.37

EXPLORER BOYS (ages 14 & under)
1. Stevie Pittman-Newport, NC 15.73
2. Eithan Osborne-Ventura, CA 15.33
3. Barron Mamiya-Waialua, HI 14.26
4. John Mel-Santa Cruz 13.90
5. Luke Gordon-Pawleys Island, SC 10.47
6. Logan Bediamol-Haiku, HI 5.00

EXPLORER MENEHUENE (ages 12 & under)
1. Dagan Stagg-Carlsbad, CA 14.70
2. Noah Hill-Lahaina, HI 14.60
3. Wyatt McHale-Haleiwa, HI 14.23
4. Cole Alves-Kula, HI 13.27
5. Nick Marshall-Encinitas, CA 12.46
6. Tony Nunez-Lahaina, HI 8.77

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS (ages 10 & under)
1. Jackson Bunch-Paia, HI 16.93
2. Brodi Sale-Kailua-Kona, HI 15.54
3. Kaleb Kirshenbaum-Jax Beach, FL 10.14
4. Kailuna Paula-Hana, HI 9.14
5. Luke Swanson-Haleiwa, HI 7.60
6. Thatcher Johnson-Haleiwa, HI 7.33

EXPLORER WOMENS (all ages)
1. Brisa Hennessy-Kailua, HI 14.70
2. Dax McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 14.07
3. Caroline Marks-Melbourne, FL 12.00
4. Bailey Nagy-Haleiwa, HI 10.83
5. Mainei Kinimaka-Anahola, HI 8.66
6. Steffi Kerson-Thousand Oaks, CA 8.50

EXPLORER GIRLS (ages 14 & under)
1. Brisa Hennessy-Kailua, HI 18.16
2. Caroline Marks-Melbourne, FL 14.50
3. Summer Macedo-Lahaina, HI 12.14
4. Honolua Blomfield-Haleiwa, HI 9.10
5. Sunny Patey-Hanalei, HI 6.76
6. Samantha Sibley-San Clemente, CA 6.54

EXPLORER MASTERS (ages 25 & up)
1. Chris Keet-Santa Barbara, CA 16.36
2. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 13.94
3. Blue Spivey-Charleston, SC 8.83

EXPLORER SENIORS (ages 35 & up)
1. Tony Foster-Cayucos, CA14.40
2. Chris Keet-Santa Barbara, CA 12.87
3. Mike Hennessy-Kailua, HI 11.63
4. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 8.53
5. Blue Spivey-Charleston, SC 6.77
6. Curt Harper-Santa Monica 2.00

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS (ages 45 & up)
1. Richard Patey-Hanalei, HI 16.16
2. Mike Glevy-San Diego, CA 10.47
3. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach, CA 8.80
4. Larry Holmes-Cape Canaveral, FL 4.93

EXPLORER DUKE (ages 55 & up)
1. Jim Ferguson-Santa Rosa, CA 12.06
2. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach, CA 11.40
3. John Jones-Houston, TX 6.57
4. Larry Holmes-Cape Canaveral, FL 6.56
5. Raymond Shito-Honolulu, HI 6.06
6. Terry Carmadella-Huntington Beach, CA 5.74

EXPLORER LONGBOARD (all ages)
1. Nick Anderberg-Encinitas, CA 17.66
2. Zack Raffin-New York, NY 12.90
3. Jazmine Dean-St Augustine, FL 10.50
4. Miles Serafica-Makawao, HI 9.40
5. Evan Micele-Virginia Beach, VA 8.44
6. Spencer Bridges-Summit, NJ 7.00

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD (all ages)
1-Honolua Blomfield-Haleiwa, HI 15.33
2. Jazmine Dean-St. Augustine, FL 10.70
3. Kelta O’Rourke-Kilauea, HI 9.13
4. Ocean Tsutsui-Haleiwa, HI 8.43
5. Georgia Cook-Franklin, TN 7.57
6. Frankie Seeley-Malibu, CA 6.24

EXPLORER KNEEBOARD (all ages)
1-Sean Noone-Alisa Viejo, CA 12.73
2. Chris Bermudez-Oxnard, CA 8.53
3. Evan Odom-Vista, CA 6.26
4. Paul Devoy-Huntington Beach, CA 5.50
5. Ken Cherryholmes-Redmond, CA 4.96

EXPLORER SUP (all ages)
1-Axel Rosenblad-Makawao, HI 15.67
2. Shelby Schweitzer-Lahaina, HI 10.67
3. Dylan Schmarr-Kailua-Kona, HI 6.83

NATIONAL AIRSHOW CHAMPION
1-Jake Saenz-Huntington Beach, CA

NATIONAL JUNIOR AIRSHOW CHAMPION
1-Stevie Pittman-Newport, NC

KALANI ROBB MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Brisa Hennessy
CARISSA MOORE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Zoe McDougall
AI OPEN MENS STANDOUT INSPIRED BY ANDY IRONS
Josh Moniz
ALOHA AWARD PRESENTED BY KEANU ASING
1-Rainos Hayes
HEART AND SOUL AWARD INSPIRED BY BETHANY HAMILTON
Brittany Penaroza