3rd Annual C4CW Lagoon Expression Session

December 1, 2016 • East Coast Contests

TURF: 3rd Annual C4CW Lagoon Expression Session; November 27th, 2016; Stuart Public Beach, Stuart, FL

01-c4cw-expression-session-mark-hill

Photo: Mark Hill

ENERGY: The contest featured some fun, rippable two- to four-foot windchop on tap for the competitors gathered to raise money and awareness for the work of Citizens for Clean Water, a Treasure Coast-based non-profit operated by local ripper Evan Miller. For the last few years, C4CW has spearheaded the hard work required to protect the Indian River Lagoon from harmful algae-ridden discharge disbursed from Lake Okeechobee.

Kyle Jacobus. Photo: Mark Hill

Kyle Jacobus finished 3rd in the Pro division. Photo: Mark Hill

Evan Miller. Photo: Mark Hill

Evan Miller, who’s kept Citzens for Clean Water (C4CW) on the front line of Treasure Coast enviro advocacy for the last few years. Photo: Mark Hill

FIRST TIME AT FIGHT CLUB: This was a coming-out party for Skyler Magliochetti, as she took out a stacked final in the Girls U17 division. It was also great to see Surfrider Foundation Treasure Coast Chapter back on its feet and joining forces with C4CW.

Skyler Magliochetti. Photo: Mark Hill

Girls U17 division winner Skyler Magliochetti. Photo: Mark Hill

SLIDE: Competitors from all over Florida came together to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the clean-water activists at C4CW. (Consider contributing to the organization or getting involved by clicking here.) Other big division winners included Michel Flores, George Williams, Sutton Kerlin, Maddie Malizia, Zac Modelski, Mangus, and Aiden Marquis.

THE PAIN: Central Florida’s favorite “grom” and future QS competitor Chauncey Robinson was knocked out before the finals of the Pro division. In addition, South Florida’s Chase Modelski lost earlier, a blow softened by the fact that his younger brother Zac won the Groms division.

THE MAN: Ft. Pierce’s Michel Flores, a member of the Treasure Coast Watermans Club, completely destroyed the competition, finishing in 1st-place from Round One of the pro division all the way to the final. –Written by Jordan Schwarz

Michel Flores. Photo: Mark Hill

Pro division champion Michel Flores. Photo: Mark Hill

FINAL RESULTS OF THE 3rd ANNUAL C4CW LAGOON EXPRESSION SESSION:

PRO

1. Michel Flores

2. Brent Meinhold

3. Kyle Jacobus

4. Logan Hayes

Brent Meinhold. Photo: Mark Hill

Pro division runner-up Brent Meinhold. Photo: Mark Hill

Logan Hayes. Photo: Mark Hill

3rd-place Pro division finisher Logan Hayes. Photo: Mark Hill

MASTERS

1. George Williams

2. Mangus

3. Phil Harris

4. Pat Arenas

Thomas Cook. Photo: Mark Hill

Masters competitor Thomas Cook. Photo: Mark Hill

BOYS U17

1. Sutton Kerlin

2. Chris Caldwell

3. Simon Abeger

4. Ricky Rivera

Sutton Kerlin. Photo: Mark Hill

Boys U17 champ Sutton Kerlin. Photo: Mark Hill

GIRLS U17

1. Skyler Magliochetti

2. Maddie Malizia

3. Audra Williams

4. Storm Portman

Maddie Malizia. Photo: Mark Hill

Maddie Malizia made more finals than any other surfer, winning Women’s Open while finishing 2nd in Girls U17 and 3rd in Longboard. Photo: Mark Hill

WOMENS OPEN

1. Maddie Malizia

2. Hannah Forrest

3. Storm Portman

4. Sara Pfeiffer

Sara Pfeiffer sniffed out the only barrel of the day on her way to 4th-place in Girls U17. Photo: Mark Hill

Sara Pfeiffer sniffed out the only barrel of the day on her way to 4th-place in Girls U17. Photo: Mark Hill

GROMS

1. Zac Modelski

2. Jake Tausman

3. Andrew Bultman

4. Talon Elliot

Chase Modelski. Photo: Mark Hill

South Florida’s Chase Modelski suffered an uncharacteristically early defeat. But that blow was softened when his younger brother Zac won the Groms division. Photo: Mark Hill

LONGBOARD

1. Mangus

2. George Williams

3. Maddie Malizia

4. Dave

Martin County Lifeguards. Photo: Mark Hill

Kudos to Martin County lifeguards John Hanlon, Mike Karol, and Sammy Mahoney for making sure everyone stayed safe.

PUSH IN

1. Aiden Marquis

2. Noah Twist

3. Jason Magee

Brandon Murray with a big backside hack. Photo: Mark Hill

Brandon Murray with a big backside hack. Photo: Mark Hill

Photo: Mark Hill

The beautiful hand-carved trophies. Photo: Mark Hill

Tags: , , , , , ,