San Clemente’s Nico Coli powers his way to the Western Surfing Association’s West Coast title in the Boys Under 14 division. He also was a finalist in the SSS State Middle School Championships a day earlier.
George Williams of Laguna Beach shows his winning form May 14 at the Western Surfing Association’s 2017 West Coast Championships tournament at Oceanside. He won the Boys Under 16 division, althought the West Coast title went to Mick Davey of La Jollas on cumulative season points.
Liam Murray of San Clemente bashes a section en route to victory in the Boys Under 18 division at the WSA West Coast Surfing Championshiips on May 14 at Oceanside. San Clemente’s Reef Tsutsui placed third and clinched the season title on cumulative points.
Dana Point’s Bella Kenworthy was a two-division finalist at the Western Surfing Association’s 2017 West Coast Championships.
While spectators keep an eye on the surfing action at the 2017 Western Surfing Association West Coast Championships, some gymnastics training is going on in the background.
Namor Cayres, a Brazilian surfer now residing in San Clemente, took first place in the Open Men’s shortboard division at the 2017 Western Surfing Association West Coast Championships tournament.
Kai McPhillips of San Clemente is the Scholastic Surf Series’ California state middle school longboard champion. He also was a finalist in shortboarding.
Callan Emery of Laguna Niguel won his division on May 14 at the Western Surfing Association’s West Coast Championships tournament held at Oceanside. Lucas Owston of Oceanside was the West Coast champion based on total season points.
Reef Tsutsui of San Clemente captured the Western Surfing Association’s season title for Boys Under 18, clinching it with a third-place showing at the championship event of the season.
Two spectators watching the finals of the WSA West Coast Surfing Championships from Oceanside Harbor’s South Jetty took time out to take a selfie.
Petey Romaniuk of Huntington Beach is Western Surfing Association’s West Coast Champion for Boys Under 10.
With a third-place showing at the Western Surfing Association’s 2017 West Coast Surfing Championships tournament at Oceanside, Pedro Todaro of San Clemente clinched the season title in Open Men’s shortboarding.
Kristina Hehl of Huntington Beach goes vert during the Girls Under 18 championship final at the WSA West Coastg Surfing Championships.
Laguna Beach surfers George Williams and Travis Booth, pictured here, placed 1-2 at the Western Surfing Association’s 2017 West Coast Championships tournament in the Boys Under 16 division.
San Clemente’s Jeff Jessee won the Open Men’s shortboard division at the 2017 Western Surfing Association West Coast Championships tournament.
Jake Levine of Laguna Beach blasts off the top during Boys Under 18 final at the WSA West Coast Surfing Championships. He placed second in his division.
Meet the Shorecliffs Middle School surf team, which brought home the 2017 Scholastic Surf Series California state middle school surfing title to San Clemente.
Hagan Johnson was one of three Shorecliffs Middle School surfers in the SSS state middle school shortboard final, with teammates Nico Coli and Kai McPhillips.
Tess Booth of Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach won a girls’ title at the Scholastic Surf Series’ California state middle school surfing championships.
Luke Blackwill of San Clemente is the Scholastic Surf Series’ California state middle school bodyboard champion.
With San Clemente surfers leading the way, Orange County produced champions in 13 of 25 divisions Sunday, May 14, at the West Coast Surfing Championships in Oceanside.
Petey Romaniuk of Huntington Beach won Western Surfing Association titles in two divisions, as did Pedro Todaro, a San Clemente surfer originally from Brazil.
Other West Coast titles went to San Clemente’s Reef Tsutsui, Nico Coli, Jeff Jessee, Chad Clifton, Ezra McPhillips, Tommy Coleman, Hana Catsimanes and to Lance Albright of Huntington Beach and Jeff Munson of Corona del Mar.
The two-day tournament benefited from consistent waist- to head-high waves. Season titles were based on points earned in monthly contests held since August, plus the championship event.
In the two-day contest itself, Orange County produced first-place winners in 14 of 25 divisions: Mark Austin of Orange, George Williams of Laguna Beach, Callan Emery of Laguna Niguel, Albright of Huntington Beach, Munson of Corona del Mar and San Clemente’s Coli, Jessee, Clifton, McPhillips, Todaro, Namor Cayres, Liam Murray, Kai Finn and Tommy Coleman.
Top-rated performers will earn invitations to the Surfing America USA Championships from June13-17 at Oceanside and June 19-22 at Lower Trestles, south of San Clemente.
On day one of the tournament, the Scholastic Surfing Series completed its own state championships on the same beach, with Shorecliffs Middle School of San Clemente taking the title. As that contest concluded at 11 a.m., the two-day WSA championships began.
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