NSSA Nationals Event Wrap-Up

posted by / NSSA Blog, Photos / July 5, 2012

Photos by Jimmicane, Corey Wilson and Steve Sherman

The final day of Nationals went down in peaky 2- to- 4 foot conditions with good sandbars on the Southside of the Huntington Pier.

The final day of Nationals went down in peaky 2- to- 4 foot conditions with good sandbars on the Southside of the Huntington Pier.

Finn McGill gets some heat strategy from Hawaii's Jason Shibata.

Finn McGill gets some heat strategy from Hawaii's Jason Shibata.

Thirteen-year-old Jake Marshall's polished style earned him a third place finish in Open Juniors.

Thirteen-year-old Jake Marshall's polished style earned him a third place finish in Open Juniors.

Jake Marshall, floating.

Jake Marshall, floating.

Frankie Harrer.

Frankie Harrer.

Seth Moniz

Seth Moniz

Zeke Lau.

Zeke Lau.

Groms getting stoked in the Hi-Chew bus.

Groms getting stoked in the Hi-Chew bus.

10-year-old Nick Marshal doing some pre-heat warm ups. These kids mean business.

10-year-old Nick Marshal doing some pre-heat warm ups. These kids mean business.

Thelen Worrel gets congratulated by his peers after making the Open Mens final.

Thelen Worrel gets congratulated by his peers after making the Open Mens final.

Contest MC Peter Mel shows the love to his son and Explorer Menehuene Champ John Mel.

Contest MC Peter Mel shows the love to his son and Explorer Menehuene Champ John Mel.

Florida's Corey Howell and Electric's Mark Yonkers.

Florida's Corey Howell and Electric's Mark Yonkers.

Grom abuse.

Grom abuse.

Hawaii's Imaikalani Devault throws a stock air-reverse for a fourth-place finish in Open Juniors.

Hawaii's Imaikalani Devault throws a stock air-reverse for a fourth-place finish in Open Juniors.

Kulia Doherty.

Kulia Doherty.

Frankie Harrer is always smiling and always winning heats.

Frankie Harrer is always smiling and always winning heats.

Being an upperclassmen has its perks.

Being an upperclassmen has its perks.

Josh Moniz

Josh Moniz

Griffin Colapinto and Imaikalani Devault, pre-heat psych outs.

Griffin Colapinto and Imaikalani Devault, pre-heat psych outs.

Jake Davis was a standout in the Open Mens division but fell short in the Semis.

Jake Davis was a standout in the Open Mens division but fell short in the Semis.

Hiroto Oohara, throw-tail reverse.

Hiroto Oohara, throw-tail reverse.

Axel Irons was on hand to help give out the AI Open Mens Standout Award Inspired by Andy Irons.

Axel Irons was on hand to help give out the AI Open Mens Standout Award Inspired by Andy Irons.

Open Girls champ Frankie Harrer.

Open Girls champ Frankie Harrer.

Ezekiel Lau punting toward the 'W' in Open Mens.

Ezekiel Lau punting toward the 'W' in Open Mens.

Zeke Lau.

Zeke Lau.

The Show Up and Blow Up crew used the water start tactic to maximize wave count.

The Show Up and Blow Up crew used the water start tactic to maximize wave count.

San Clemente's Cole Houshmand hacked all the way to third in the Open Boys division.

San Clemente's Cole Houshmand hacked all the way to third in the Open Boys division.

Kids were putting leashes on their blow up toys. Some pre-heat leash jump rope was bound to happen.

Kids were putting leashes on their blow up toys. Some pre-heat leash jump rope was bound to happen.

Corey Colapinto looking mean on his alligator.

Corey Colapinto looking mean on his alligator.

Some of the kids were swimming their animals through the pier pilings. Genius or dangerous?

Some of the kids were swimming their animals through the pier pilings. Genius or dangerous?

The winning ride. John Mel and Griffin Colapinto running straight over Colt Ward.

The winning ride. John Mel and Griffin Colapinto running straight over Colt Ward.

The 2012 Show Up and Blow Up champions John Mel and Griffin Colapinto.

The 2012 Show Up and Blow Up champions John Mel and Griffin Colapinto.

Airshow champ Nic Hdez showing us how he got there.

Airshow champ Nic Hdez showing us how he got there.

Kolohe and Carissa are your 2009 National champions and are now on the World Tour. Good work, NSSA.

Kolohe and Carissa are your 2009 National champions and are now on the World Tour. Good work, NSSA.

Nick Marshall has really good form for a mini grom. Here he channels Occy's OP Pro days.

Nick Marshall has really good form for a mini grom. Here he channels Occy's OP Pro days.

The competitors area isn't quite as uptight as the WT.

The competitors area isn't quite as uptight as the WT.

Isaiah Moniz drops his wallet to punctuate his ride.

Isaiah Moniz drops his wallet to punctuate his ride.

Zeke, pre heat prayers to get the mojo flowing. It worked.

Zeke, pre heat prayers to get the mojo flowing. It worked.

Zeke Lau's power surfing stood out among the field of aerial-happy youth.

Zeke Lau's power surfing stood out among the field of aerial-happy youth.

Josh Moniz made a late push in the Open Mens final. He was left needing a five and couldn't quite come up with it.

Josh Moniz made a late push in the Open Mens final. He was left needing a five and couldn't quite come up with it.

Ezekiel Lau has worked his whole life for this win. Here he soaks in all the glory.

Ezekiel Lau has worked his whole life for this win. Here he soaks in all the glory.

The Open Womens final four: (L to R) Kulia Doherty, Mahina Maeda, Tatiana Weston-Webb and Dax McGill.

The Open Womens final four: (L to R) Kulia Doherty, Mahina Maeda, Tatiana Weston-Webb and Dax McGill.

Dax McGill's top-to-bottom surfing earned her the Open Womens victory.

Dax McGill's top-to-bottom surfing earned her the Open Womens victory.

BJ Penn and Makua Rothman, two Hawaiians you want in your corner.

BJ Penn and Makua Rothman, two Hawaiians you want in your corner.

Kulia Doherty fell .04 points short of Dax.

Kulia Doherty fell .04 points short of Dax.

Dax McGill, moments after taking out the Open Womens division.

Dax McGill, moments after taking out the Open Womens division.

The smile on Dax's face says it all.

The smile on Dax's face says it all.

Kalani David did the X-Games for skateboard street. Later in the week he came down to Huntington and applied some of his skate skills in the water.

Kalani David did the X-Games for skateboard street. Later in the week he came down to Huntington and applied some of his skate skills in the water.

Hawaii's Kalani David threw down a massive air-reverse in the Open Juniors final to solidify the win.

Hawaii's Kalani David threw down a massive air-reverse in the Open Juniors final to solidify the win.

Summer in Huntington Beach.

Summer in Huntington Beach.

Finn McGill's progressive approach saw him to the winners circle in Open Boys

Finn McGill's progressive approach saw him to the winners circle in Open Boys.

The McGill family had a good showing this year at Nationals. Finn here won Open Boys and his sister Dax (chairing him) won Open Womens.

The McGill family had a good showing this year at Nationals. Finn here won Open Boys and his sister Dax (chairing him) won Open Womens.

This is a picture of a picture being taken of Frankie Harrer, the Open Girls champ.

This is a picture of a picture being taken of Frankie Harrer, the Open Girls champ.

Nick Marshall gets chaired up the beach as Open Mini Grom champion. This kid has a big future ahead of him.

Nick Marshall, Open Mini Grom champion. This kid has a big future ahead of him.

Your 2012 NSSA National Champions.

Your 2012 NSSA National Champions.


 
By all means it should have been a lackluster day: zero swell forecasted, overcast skies, a Tuesday afternoon. But proper HB sandbars saved the day and 2-to 3- foot peaks wedged up and down the beach. Despite the clouds it was still shorts and T-shirt weather. And the beach was packed —with star power even, as the likes of Christian Hosoi, Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore, BJ Penn and Makua Rothman came down to cheer on surfing’s future generations.

The first final of the day, Open Mens, did not disappoint. Ezekiel Lau threw around his tall Hawaiian frame with power and rhythm, posting two big scores early. And while Jake Halstead and Josh Moniz made late-heat pushes, Lau proved victorious and finally got that Open Mens title he has worked for his entire life.

The Open Womens division had the ladies biting their painted little nails. But it was Hawaii’s Dax McGill who took the win over Kulia Doherty — by .04 points. Dax’s younger brother Finn showed his progressive approach and took the win in Open Boys. But the heat of the day had to be the Open Juniors final. Hawaiian Kalani David picked off a bowly right, carved a smooth setup cutback and two pumps later was in the air, rotating and landing an effortless air-reverse for a 9.33.

Four winners. All Hawaiian. Cheers to the quadruple rainbow state.

2012 NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

OPEN MENS (ages 16 & up) MAYORS CUP
1. Ezekiel Lau-Honolulu, HI 12.67
2. Jake Halstead-La Jolla, CA 12.50
3. Josh Moniz-Honolulu, HI 11.66
4. Thelen Worrell-Malibu, CA 10.66

OPEN WOMENS (all ages) MAYORS CUP
1. Dax McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 12.97
2. Kulia Doherty-Rancho Santa Fe, CA 12.93
3. Mahina Maeda-Sunset Beach, HI 10.93
4. Tatiana Weston-Webb-Hanalei, HI 9.95

OPEN JUNIORS (ages 15 & under)
1. Kalani David-Sunset Beach, HI 15.60
2. Hiroto Oohara-Chiba, Japan 15.50
3. Jake Marshall-Encinitas, CA 12.03
4. Imaikalani Devault-Kula, HI 9.37

OPEN BOYS (ages 12 & under)
1. Finn McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 14.23
2. John Mel-Newport Beach, CA 9.00
3. Cole Houshmand-San Clemente, CA 7.93
4. Ryland Rubens-Pacific Beach, CA 7.13

OPEN MINI GROMS (ages 10 & under)
1. Nick Marshall-Encinitas, CA 15.33
2. Noah Hill-Marina del Rey, CA 9.73
3. Tommy McKeown-Oxnard, CA 9.33
4. Crosby Colapinto-San Clemente, CA 9.24

OPEN GIRLS (ages 14 & under)
1. Frankie Harrer-Malibu, CA 12.44
2. Moana Jones-Sunset Beach, HI 10.73
3. Mainei Kinimaka-Anahola, HI 9.67
4. Dax McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 8.75

OPEN LONGBOARD (all ages)
1. Steve McLean-New Smyrna Beach, FL 16.00
2. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach, CA 11.93
3. Fisher Grant-Winter Park, FL 9.60
4. Zack Raffin-New York, NY 5.33

2012 NATIONAL EXPLORER CHAMPIONSHIPS

EXPLORER MENS (all ages)
1. Ezekiel Lau-Honolulu, HI 15.50
2. Kaito Kino-Honolulu-HI 13.60
3. Isaiah Moniz-Honolulu, HI 12.10
4. Pat Schmidt-Manasquan, NJ 9.00
5. Corey Howell-Melbourne, FL 7.77
6. Cole Yamakawa-Honolulu, HI 6.77

EXPLORER JUNIORS (ages 17 & under)
1. Kaito Kino-Honolulu, HI 14.06
2. Kalani David-Sunset Beach, HI 12.77
3. Jake Marshall-Encinitas, CA 11.46
4. Cole Yamakawa-Honolulu, HI 11.06
5. Knox Harris-Ocean Isle Beach, NC 10.83
6. Josh Moniz-Honolulu, HI 5.10

EXPLORER BOYS (ages 14 & under)
1. Takumi Yasui-Saitama, Japan 12.16
2. Elijah Gates-Kapolei, HI 11.17
3. Seth Moniz-Honolulu, HI 10.96
4. Luke Marks-Melbourne Beach, FL 8.73
5. Jake Marshall-Encinitas, CA 7.40
6. Thelen Worrell-Malibu, CA 4.66

EXPLORER MENEHUENE (ages 12 & under)
1. John Mel-Newport Beach, CA 13.17
2. Finn McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 11.03
3. Kaunaloa Ng-Kailua Kona, HI 9.23
4. Luke Gordon-Pawleys Island, SC 9.04
5. Nick Marshall-Encinitas, CA 8.94
6. Eithan Osborne-Ventura, CA 8.10

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS (ages 10 & under)
1. Noah Hill-Marina del Rey, CA 16.60
2. Cole Alves-Kula, HI 13.04
3. Wyatt McHale-Haleiwa, HI 11.84
4. Nick Marshall-Encinitas, CA 10.12
5. Tommy Coleman-Vero Beach, FL 6.83
6. Dagan Stagg-Carlsbad, CA

EXPLORER WOMENS (all ages)
1. Tatiana Weston-Webb-Hanalei, HI 15.93
2. Kulia Doherty-Rancho Santa Fe, CA 13.37
3. Mahina Maeda-Sunset Beach, HI 10.83
4. Dax McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 10.27
5. Brianna Cope-Poipu, HI 9.67
6. Moana Jones-Sunset Beach, HI 8.40

EXPLORER GIRLS (ages 14 & under)
1. Dax McGill-Sunset Beach, HI 12.67
2. Moana Jones-Sunset Beach, HI 11.57
3. Frankie Harrer-Malibu, CA 8.10
4. Mahina Maeda-Sunset Beach, HI 7.70
5. Kylie Loveland-Carlsbad, CA 7.70
6. Mainei Kinimaka-Anahola, HI 5.40

EXPLORER MASTERS (ages 25 & up)
1. Rick Takahashi-San Diego, CA 15.56
2. Eric Sorensen-Long Beach, CA 15.40
3. Blue Spivey-Charleston, SC 8.83
4. Chris Keet-Santa Barbara 8.29
5. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 8.27
6. Lee Toresdahl-Huntington Beach, CA 2.16

EXPLORER SENIORS (ages 35 & up)
1. Rick Takahashi-San Diego, CA 16.40
2. Kas Alves-Oxnard, CA 12.03
3. Eric Knowles-Pismo Beach, CA 10.20
4. Eric Sorensen-Long Beach, CA 9.37
5. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 8.37
6. Chris Keet-Santa Barbara, CA 5.65

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS (ages 45 & up)
1. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach 14.83
2. Chris Brown-Ponce Inlet, FL 11.76
3. Mike Glevy-San Diego, CA 8.77
4. Lee Toresdahl-Huntington Beach, CA 5.33
5. Scott Lewis-Malibu, CA 5.23

EXPLORER DUKE (ages 55 & up)
1. Rick Fignetti-Huntington Beach, CA 16.04
2. Scott Lewis-Malibu, CA 11.43
3. Terry Carmadella-Huntington Beach, CA 8.57
4. Jim Ferguson-Santa Rosa, CA 5.70
5. Peter Townend-Huntington Beach, CA 4.17
6. Gilbert Perea-Honolulu, HI 2.60

EXPLORER LONGBOARD (all ages)
1. Steve McLean-New Smyrna Beach, FL 15.90
2. Christian Stutzman-Lake Forest, CA 11.43
3. Austin Sonnier-San Diego, CA 10.77
4. Fisher Grant-Winter Park, FL 9.73
5. Jeremy Guilmette-Huntington Beach, CA 5.90
6. Kylie Nagy-Haleiwa, HI 5.80

NATIONAL AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Nic Hdez-Santa Cruz, CA

2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SPECIAL AWARDS

KALANI ROBB MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Nick Marshall-Encinitas, CA

CARISSA MOORE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Kahanu Delovio-Kailua Kona-HI

AI OPEN MENS STANDOUT INSPIRED BY ANDY IRONS
Ezekiel Lau-Honolulu, HI

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE INSPIRED BY BRETT SIMPSON
Thelen Worrell-Malibu, CA

HEART AND SOUL AWARD INSPIRED BY BETHANY HAMILTON
Janice Aragon-Huntington Beach, CA

THE SCOREBOARD
RESULTS
2012 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY NIKE

NATIONAL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

COLLEGE TEAM
1. Mira Costa-Red 152
2. San Diego State University-Black 110
3. University of North Carolina Wilmington 99
4. UCLA 76
5. Saddleback 69
6. Florida Tech 60
7. UC Santa Barbara-Gold 59
8. UCSD 58
9. University of Central Florida 43
10. CSU San Marcos 39
11. San Diego State University-Red 38
12. University of San Diego 37
13. Mira Costa-White 35
14. UC Santa Barbara-Blue 28
15. USC 27
16. University of North Florida 25
17. Flagler 21

COLLEGE MENS
1. Dayton Silva-Mira Costa 17.03
2. Brent Reilly-Mira Costa 12.43
3. Kelly Zaun-Mira Costa 10.17
4. Derrick Disney-Mira Costa 9.87
5. Sebastian Moreno-Florida Tech 9.66
6. Shaun Burrell-UCSD 9.56

COLLEGE WOMENS
1. Amy Nicholl-UCF 11.10
2. Chandler Parr-UCLA 9.53
3. Taylor Pitz-UCLA 9.17
4. Marissa Shaw-SDSU 8.24
5. Kaleigh Gilchrist-USC 7.87
6. Keenan Lineback-USD 7.23

COLLEGE LONGBOARD
1. Tony Silvagni-UNCW 17.00
2. Josh Gandulla-UCSB 10.84
3. Dennis White-Saddleback 8.93
4. Sam Zaiser-Mira Costa 6.87
5. Dan Truax-SDSU 5.40
6. Mikey Pawell-UCSB 4.30

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
1. San Clemente 115
2. Newport Harbor 75
3. Huntington Beach 74
4. Kamehameha 67
5. Edison 63
=6. Melbourne 60
Mira Costa 60
8. Jupiter 32
9. Marina 27
10. Manasquan 22

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY MENS
1. Trevor Thornton-San Clemente 15.00
2. Ezekiel Lau-Kamehameha 9.00
3. Colin Moran-Newport Harbor 8.00
4. Jack Boyes-Huntington Beach 7.10
5. Corey Howell-Melbourne 6.80
6. Ethan Carlston-San Clemente 4.77

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS
1. Nikki Viesins-Melbourne 14.17
2. Shelby Detmers-Newport Harbor 13.00
3. Tia Blanco-San Clemente 10.13
4. Cayla Moore-Kamehameha 9.43
5. Sara Kohrogi-Mira Costa 3.97
6. Rachel Tominaga-Mira Costa 3.70

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Jachin Hamborg-Edison 12.00
2. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach 11.10
3. Luke Rockwell-Newport Harbor 10.60
4. Tanner Martinez-Marina 7.67
5. Casey Powell-San Clemente 7.54
6. Fisher Grant-Melbourne 5.60

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (JUNIOR VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM
1. Huntington Beach 55
2. Edison 45
3. Marina 14

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MENS
1. John Elles-Huntington Beach 10.10
2. Davis Freud-Huntington Beach 6.83
3. George Gleason-Huntington Beach 6.34
4. Preston Dexter-Newport Harbor 5.69
5. James Newman-Newport Harbor 4.90
6. Riley Peterson-Newport Harbor 3.77

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS
1. Maddie Gumbrecht-Marina 8.13
2. Laine Ortiz-Huntington Beach 5.63
3. Lea Phillips-Newport Harbor 3.13
4. Tatum Guerrero-Huntington Beach 2.50
5. Angel Lagana-Newport Harbor 2.30

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY LONGBOARD
1. Gully Allee-Newport Harbor 5.83
2. Aiden Abe-Huntington Beach 3.76

NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM
1. California Virtual Academy (CAVA) 115
2. Shorecliffs A 105
3. Dwyer 70
4. Marco Forster 67
5. Aviara Oaks 55
6. Bernice Ayer 44
7. Sowers A 42
8. Kamehameha 31
9. Vista Del Mar 21
10. Shorecliffs B 19
11. Sowers B 18

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
1. Jake Marshall-CAVA 16.34
2. Conner Dand-Shorecliffs 10.27
3. Nolan Rapoza-CAVA 9.16
4. Jordan Collins-Aviara Oaks 6.71
5. Micky Clarke-CAVA 4.90
6. John Mel-Dana Point 4.9j0

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
1. Frankie Harrer-CAVA 10.67
2. Kylie Loveland-Aviara Oaks 7.37
3. Malia Ward-Shorecliffs 4.97 tiebreak
4. Malia Osterkamp-Vista Del Mar 4.97 tiebreak
5. Samantha Cendro-Dwyer 3.01
6. Kawai DeVault-Kamehameha 2.57

MIDDLE SCHOOL LONGBOARD
1. Jeremy Guilmette-Dwyer 10.10
2. Jacob Atwood-Shorecliffs 8.73
3. David Levy-Marco Forster 7.10
4. Kahia Walker-Kamehameha 5.00
5. Jordan Collins-Aviara Oaks 4.00
6. Kyla Kelly-Vista Del Mar 2.93