NSSA NATIONALS: FINAL WRAP
 
 
 
  email

NSSA NATIONALS: FINAL WRAP

  • subtitle: Breaking Down The Best East Coast Performers Of Amateur Event's Final Days

Written by  Nick McGregor
Wednesday, 7/09/14

The 2014 NSSA Nationals wrapped up last Thursday at the Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California. And while most East Coasters were frothing hard over Hurricane Arthur's one-and-done 4th of July arrival, some of our finest representatives were winning titles and taking names among the United States' best U18 surfers. Our NSSA Nationals Update posted last week covered all the College, High School, and Explorers action, so this 30-shot gallery serves as the final say on how our guys and girls performed in fun Orange County surf.

Our two winners in Open competition were North Carolina's Stevie Pittman in Juniors Airshow and Central Florida's Caroline Marks, who also finished 2nd in Open Girls to Hawaii's Brisa Hennessy, who she went on to beat in Open Women's. The Rightside had a host of other finalists in Open competition, too, including New Jersey's Maddie Peterson (4th-place, Open Women's); Central Florida's Tommy Coleman (2nd-place, Open Boys); Virginia Beach's Parker Sawyer (2nd-place Open Longboard); New Jersey's Spencer Bridges (3rd-place, Open Longboard); and North Florida's Jazmine Dean (4th-place, Open Longboard). (Full results, including Explorer, Collegiate, and High School, can be found here.)

Stay tuned next week for a freesurf gallery of the East Coast's best giving Huntington Beach and surrounding areas a good going over. And until then, let's remember that, even with hurricane swell in the water and on our minds, the best young surfers on the East Coast still made one hell of an impact last week at America's surfing epicenter.

 
 
 
More Top Stories
  • READ OUR NEW AUGUST 2016 ISSUE
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle Who Da Guys/Girls Represent East Coast Surfing's Silent Majority
    Posted on Monday, 7/18/16
  • 2016 NSSA NATIONALS
    Written by Andrew Nichols
    • subtitle Caroline Marks Defends Open Girls Title While Spencer Bridges, Gabe Morvil, and Trip Chandler Claim First-Time 1st-Place Finishes
    Posted on Wednesday, 7/13/16
  • ARTIST'S STUDIO: SEAN SPELLMAN
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle East Coast Native and Accomplished Musician Releases Book Of Drawings
    Posted on Tuesday, 7/12/16
  • 2016 SURFING AMERICA USA CHAMPS
    Written by Andrea Swayne
    • subtitle Caroline Marks, Robbie Goodwin, Branden DeFillipo, James Walker, Fisher Grant, Leldon McClary, and Nick Anderberg Win USA Titles In Oceanside, CA
    Posted on Thursday, 7/07/16
  • 2016 NJSHOF GALA
    Written by Kris Kopsaftis
    • subtitle Biannual Hall Of Fame Gathering Celebrates The Best In New Jersey Surfing
    Posted on Monday, 7/04/16
  • JUNE 2016 SWELL GALLERY
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle First Month Of Summer Builds Slow But Ready To Go
    Posted on Tuesday, 6/21/16
  • SISTERS IN ARMS
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle New Jersey Photographers Magi Kernan and Fiona Mullen Stand Out In Surfing's Crowded, Male-Dominated Field
    Posted on Monday, 6/20/16
  • READ OUR JUNE 2016 ISSUE
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle Annual Photo Issue Featuring The Best East Coast Images And Most Compelling Visual-Driven Stories
    Posted on Wednesday, 6/01/16
  • MAY 2016 SWELL GALLERY
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle Riding The Ups And Downs Of Spring On The East Coast
    Posted on Tuesday, 5/31/16
ESM EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVES
Access all the past archives of all features under ESM Exclusives.
More Top Stories
ESM EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVES
Access all the past archives of all features under ESM Exclusives.