NSSA West Coast Championships

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The biggest amateur surfing event of the year blows up once again with hungry competitors putting it all on the line. Lower Trestles did its part and produced solid swells for yet another memorable contest with mind blowing display of talent.

To start the action in the early rounds of the Explorer divisions, Head-to-Toe Oakley athlete Eric Geislman posted two perfect 10’s and a 9.5 throw away score with combo’s which involved huge carving hacks and backed it up with big frontside airs giving him a flawless heat score. Evan Geislman and Kolohe "Brother" Andino posted 10-point rides of their own through the event like it’s in their sleep. Oakley athletes dominated the week as we had 15 National Finalist and 2 National Championship titles taken by Kolohe Andino in the Open Mini Grom Division and Dane Ward in the High School Men’s Division.

Oakley’s dedication to the future of surfing and loyalty to the sport was definitely known through the five exciting days of competition. These pictures are a glimpse of the action and presence that Oakley had at this year’s Championships, clearly making a statement truly what Oakley’s about. I would also like to thank everyone that came down and supported, Robert "The Grill Master" Rohmann, Dino for all the support and coaching to the groms, Jason Sakamoto, Russ Hennings, Brad, Ronnie, and all that made it go off!! Here are the final results of the event. In red are Oakley finalists!

HIGH SCHOOL MEN’S

  • Dane Ward
  • Chris Waring
  • Ryland McCart
  • Ian Eckberg
  • Spencer Regan
  • Corey Arrambide

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS

  • Alex Gullet
  • Alex Smith
  • David Price
  • Colton Larson
  • Billy Winslow
  • Tanner Razunko

EXPLORER

Girls

  • Carissa Moore
  • Alana Blanchard
  • Sage Erickson
  • Coco Ho
  • Malia Manuel
  • Leila Hurst

Men’s

  • Dusty Payne
  • Jeremy Johnston
  • Nick Rozsa
  • Torrey Meister
  • Brady McKenzie
  • Eric Geiselman

Menehuene

  • John John Florence
  • Andrew Doheny
  • Koa Smith
  • Ezekiel Lau
  • Kolohe Andino
  • Luke Davis

Juniors

  • Casey Brown
  • Eric Geiselman
  • Kai Barger
  • Nick Rozsa
  • Tanner Gudauskas
  • Mason Ho

Women’s

  • Bethany Hamilton
  • Ashley Bobb
  • Ashley Hunter
  • Alana Blanchard
  • Sage Erickson
  • Colleen Mehlberg

Masters

  • Micah Pitts
  • Andrew Valentine
  • Chad LaBass
  • Rusty Phillipy
  • YuFu Penrose
  • Jon Moellendick

Boys

  • Granger Larsen
  • Hizon Lee-Kee
  • Dillon Perillo
  • Alex Smith
  • Kris Wiernicki
  • Evan Geiselman

OPEN

Women’s Governor’s Cup

  • Carissa Moore
  • Colleen Mehlberg
  • Alana Blanchard
  • Bethany Hamilton
  • Malia Manuel
  • Courtney Conlogue

Men’s Governor’s Cup

  • Clay Marzo
  • Torrey Meister
  • Dane Ward
  • Mason Ho
  • Kellen Ellison
  • Ricky Whitlock

Boys

  • John John Florence
  • Kolohe Andino
  • Koa Smith
  • Ezekiel Lau
  • Evan Geiselman
  • Andrew Doheny

Juniors

  • Kai Barger
  • Chas Chidester
  • Clay Marzo
  • Cory Arrambide
  • Cody Thompson
  • Tonino Benson

Mini-Grom

  • Kolohe Andino
  • Koa Smith
  • Nathan Florence
  • Kekia Elias
  • John Elles
  • Keani Patterson

Airshow

  • Kilian Garland
  • Tory Meister
  • Marshall Alberga
  • Granger Larsen
  • Ryland McCart
  • Dusty Payne

Author

Staff Writer

Date

May 19, 2005

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