WHO: Some of the East Coast’s most talented under-18 amateur surfers

WHAT: Surfing America Prime East 2015/2016 Season Event #1

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, September 4th-5th, 2015

WHERE: Lincoln Blvd., Long Beach, NY, as part of the 18th Annual unsOund Pro

WHY: To start building points for next year’s Surfing America USA Championships at Lower Trestles, CA — and to see how this fresh crop of standout East Coast groms stacks up against the competition. The contest came together on short notice but went off without a hitch (even though the waves were tiny) thanks to teaming up with the long-running Long Beach tradition. As Surfing America head honcho Greg Cruse noted on Facebook, “Thanks to Mike Nelson and the unsOund Surf crew for allowing us to tag on to the unsOund Pro, their prestigious event they have generously run for 18 years! Also, thank you Rick Anthony for all your help, Mary Stack for housing Gordo and Simmo and beach marshaling, Will Hallet for help announcing, and all the parents who brought their kids up to New York on Labor Day weekend with short notice!” The entire East Coast spectrum was represented, with competitors hailing from as far away as Barbados and New England. But the winners hailed primarily from Central Florida and North Carolina — Gabe Morvil and Bo Raynor, both of Wilmington, in Boys U18 and Boys U16, Rachel Presti of Melbourne Beach in Girls U18 and Girls U16, and Blake Speir of Melbourne Beach in Boys U14. Other finalists included South Carolina’s Micha Cantor, who was also named the Nixon Performer of the Event; South Florida’s Avery Aydelotte and Chase Modelski; Rhode Island’s Maria Barend; North Florida’s Sophie Falzone and Molly Kirk; Virginia Beach’s Laird Myers; Cape Cod’s Robbie Goodwin; and New Jersey’s Kyle Tester.

FINAL RESULTS OF THE SURFING AMERICA PRIME EAST 2015/2016 SEASON EVENT #1:

BOYS U18
1. Gabe Morvil, Wilmington, NC
2. Micha Cantor, Murrells Inlet, SC
3. Chase Modelski, Singer Island, FL
4. Bo Raynor, Wilmington, NC

GIRLS U18
1. Rachel Presti, Melbourne Beach, FL
2. Avery Aydelotte, Jensen Beach, FL
3. Maria Barend, Little Compton, RI
4. Sophie Falzone, Atlantic Beach, FL

BOYS U16
1. Bo Raynor, Wilmington, NC
2. Micha Cantor, Murrells Inlet, SC
3. Blake Speir, Melbourne Beach, FL
4. Laird Myers, Virginia Beach, VA

GIRLS U16
1. Rachel Presti, Melbourne Beach, FL
2. Molly Kirk, Atlantic Beach, FL
3. Avery Aydelotte, Jensen Beach, FL
4. Maria Barend, Little Compton, RI

BOYS U14
1. Blake Speir, Melbourne Beach, FL
2. Kyle Tester, Cape May, NJ
3. Robbie Goodwin, Palm Coast, FL
4. Laird Myers, Virginia Beach, VA
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