NSSA Nationals at Trestles

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Hundreds of grommets converged at Lower Trestles on Saturday, June 30, for the final day of the 2007 NSSA Nationals. After 10 days of intense competition and a year’s worth of contests, homework and travel, Oakley’s Sage Erickson snagged 3rd place in the Women’s Open Division, and Evan Geiselman took the Explorer Boys National Title, one of the top accomplishments in amateur surfing for in the United States.

After numerous tough heats, Sage fought hard for a spot in the women’s finals. With the Hawaiians dominating this contest, the local Californian lined up with the best of the best including Carissa Moore, Alana Blanchard and her best friend, Coco Ho. Sage caught numerous long lefts and executed some amazing top turns that secured strong scores.

On the boys side, Evan Geiselman surfed in three finals—the Open Juniors, Explorer.

Boys and the National Air Show. Surfing in three six-man, 15-minute heats against the hottest young surfers in the country is no easy task and Evan competed like a pro, popping big airs and surfing clean. In last weekend’s NSSA Nationals, the New Smyrna Beach native came away with the Explorer Juniors National Title, making him a two-time NSSA National Champ.

“Evan is a true competitor and has the total package including, style, flare, technique,” says Shea Perkins, Oakley Sports Marketing. “He also has no fear when it comes to big waves—he will go on anything.”

Look for big things from both of these up and coming groms at the US Open in Huntington Beach at the end of the month.

Author

Staff Writer

Date

July 02, 2007