TURF: 9th Annual Ohana Single Fin Showdown to benefit Brooke Thabit; Stuart Public Beach. Stuart, FL; Saturday, March 11th [caption id="attachment_8166" align="alignnone" width="960"] The contest site for the 9th Annual Ohana Single Fin Showdown and Shore.Lb Finless Showdown. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] ENERGY: The positive vibes were flowing from the Skim USA and Shore.Lb Finless Showdown crew as well.  The contestants proved their worth on vintage ’60s and ’70s single-fin shortboards randomly selected for them. As always, the beach was standing room only and the surfers were ripping. [caption id="attachment_8165" align="alignnone" width="960"] Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] SLIDE: The Annual beach party/contest raised $8,500 for local girl Brooke Thabit. Brooke was paralyzed four years ago diving into shallow water. With help from the rad individuals that show up every year, she is now enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design and making huge strides toward total independence. [caption id="attachment_8179" align="alignnone" width="960"] Brent Meinhold raised $450 for Brooke by shaving his head. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8180" align="alignnone" width="683"] Randy Bubla before shaving his two-year-0ld beard off to support Team Brooke… Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8181" align="alignnone" width="960"] And after the shave. You’re a good man, Randy! Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] THE MAN: The Joog Squad kept the kids stoked and “Sorry Mrs.” Jackson Fenney was the event’s Ironman, tearing up Shortboard, Longboard (on a Wavestorm), and Skim divisions. RESULTS: [caption id="attachment_8182" align="alignnone" width="683"] Push In finalists Brody Greinstein and Cooper Herber. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] PUSH IN 1. Brody Greinstein 2. Cooper Herber 3. Liam Fowler [caption id="attachment_8184" align="alignnone" width="683"] Push In 3rd-place finisher Liam Fowler. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] GROM 1. Kannon King 2. Cole Maloy 3. Clover Defilippis [caption id="attachment_8183" align="alignnone" width="683"] Grom finalists Kannon King and Clover Defilippis. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] JUNIORS 1. Ylan Abeger 2. Curren Schwartz 3. Simon Abeger [caption id="attachment_8185" align="alignnone" width="960"] Juniors finalists Ylan Abeger, Curren Schwartz, and Simon Abeger. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8174" align="alignnone" width="960"] Men’s Shortboard winner Brent Meinhold. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8173" align="alignnone" width="960"] Men’s Shortboard 2nd-place finisher Hunter Roland. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8188" align="alignnone" width="960"] Men’s Shortboard finalists Brent, Hunter, and Pat at the afterparty/awards ceremony. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] MENS SHORTBOARD 1. Brent Meinhold 2. Hunter Roland 3. Pat Kelley [caption id="attachment_8189" align="alignnone" width="960"] Senior Men’s finalists Chase Robertson, Jason Baldwin, and Justin Baker. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] SENIOR MENS 1. Chase Robertson 2. Jason Baldwin 3. Justin Baker [caption id="attachment_8169" align="alignnone" width="960"] 3rd-place Masters finisher Alex Rivera. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8191" align="alignnone" width="960"] Masters winner Phil Magliochetti and runner-up AJ Defilippis. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] MASTERS 1. Phil Magliochetti 2. AJ Defilippis 3. Alex Rivera [caption id="attachment_8175" align="alignnone" width="960"] Masters winner Phil Magliochetti and Men’s Longboard 3rd-place finisher Garret Spencer share a special Single Fin Showdown moment. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8176" align="alignnone" width="960"] Men’s Longboard winner Patrick Kelly, cruising to a win. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8190" align="alignnone" width="960"] Patrick Kelly and Justin Baker. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] MENS LONGBOARD 1. Pat Kelly 2. Justin Baker 3. Garrett Spencer [caption id="attachment_8187" align="alignnone" width="960"] Women’s Shortboard finalists Salome Aberger, Faith Patterson, and Kim Robertson. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] WOMENS SHORTBOARD 1. Salome Abager 2. Kim Robertson 3. Faith Patterson [caption id="attachment_8186" align="alignnone" width="960"] Women’s Longboard finalists Hannah Forrest, Rachel De John, and Skyler Magliochetti. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] WOMENS LONGBOARD 1. Hannah Forrest 2. Skyler Magliochetti 3. Rachael De John [caption id="attachment_8178" align="alignnone" width="960"] Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8167" align="alignnone" width="960"] The Citizens For Clean Water crew: Ryan Horn, Angelica, Albanese, Evan Miller, and Krysta and Aiden Marquis. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8168" align="alignnone" width="683"] Big ups to Ohana Surf Shop owner Jordan Schwartz and his wife Tara for being the masterminds behind the 9th Annual Single Fin Showdown. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8172" align="alignnone" width="960"] And major props to Shore.Lb Finless Showdown organizer Chris Ellison, as well. Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8177" align="alignnone" width="960"] Jeff Fereshetian with the afterparty tunes. Until next year… Photo: Mark Hill[/caption] [template id=”1199″]

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