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
ESM EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVES
Access all the past archives of all features under ESM Exclusives.
More Top Stories
  • SOMETHING FISHY
    Written by Allison Arteaga
    • subtitle Shark/Surfer Interaction On The East Coast
    Posted on Wednesday, 4/09/14
  • ONE-HIT WONDER, TAKE ONE
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle (Part 1 of 2) Hurricane Arthur Delivers Quick Burst Of July 4th Swell — And Spares East Coast From Major Damage
    Posted on Monday, 7/07/14
  • READ OUR MAY 2014 ISSUE
    Written by Art Department
    • subtitle Volume 23, Issue #176 In Its Entirety
    Posted on Wednesday, 4/23/14
  • ONE-HIT WONDER, TAKE TWO
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle (Part 2 of 2) Hurricane Arthur Delivers Quick Burst Of July 4th Swell — And Spares East Coast From Major Damage
    Posted on Tuesday, 7/08/14
  • SPRING BREAK
    Written by Allison Arteaga
    • subtitle March Swell Brings The Party To East Coast Shores
    Posted on Friday, 3/14/14
  • SINK OR SWIM
    Written by Allison Arteaga
    • subtitle New Jersey Up-And-Comers Jessica & Casey Kwiecinski Navigate First North Shore Season With Help From Dean Randazzo
    Posted on Friday, 2/21/14
  • SHOWERED
    Written by Allison Arteaga
    • subtitle A Downpour Of East Coast Swell In The Month Of April
    Posted on Tuesday, 4/29/14
  • EVERY BOARD HAS A STORY
    Written by Joe McGovern
    • subtitle Water Brothers Surf Fest IV Brings International Surf Legends And Over 500 Classic Boards To Fort Adams State Park In Newport, RI
    Posted on Friday, 7/18/14
  • KEGGED
    Written by Nick McGregor
    • subtitle Barrels Galore During Late-Spring Run Of East Coast Swell
    Posted on Friday, 5/23/14
ESM EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVES
Access all the past archives of all features under ESM Exclusives.