WSA/Hobie Championship Tour Event #4 Pismo Beach Pier Results

Results – WSA/Hobie Championship Tour Event #4
Pismo Beach Pier, CA, November 9, 2008

Mother Nature took us to the extremes at the Western Surfing Association/Hobie Championship Tour at the Pismo Beach Pier, November 9. Many of the WSA surfers traveled up to Pismo on Saturday and were greeted with glassy, calm, summer like conditions. On event day Sunday, they woke to windy cold conditions with a large consistent NW windswell marching down the beach. Being the good sports they are, the competitors made the best of the tough conditions, finding the occasional corners or reforms to get them through their heats. Despite the tough conditions this was our biggest turnout at Pismo ever, with over 250 entries crammed into 10 hours of double areas.

Everyone gets a “star” for braving the conditions but special recognition goes to the Micro Groms 9 and under division and their push-in partners for enduring some pretty gnarly conditions. Also, a big thank you and congratulations goes out to Blake Davis who came to the rescue of a girl competitor who got swept into the pier and got her leash wrapped around a piling. He then went on to win the Boys U16 division!

Coming up next is Event #5 at Oceanside Harbor South Jetty on December 7. There are still enough events to start at Oceanside and meet the 5 contest minimum to be invited to our West Coast Championships and possibly earn a coveted slot in the Surfing America USA Championships next summer.

Register now at www.SurfWSA.org

BOYS’ U12
1. Hunter Johnson, Pacific Beach
2. Colton Ward, San Clemente
3. Sam Wickwire, Seal Beach
4. Corey Colapinto, San Clemente
5. Wil Reid, Palos Verdes Estates
6. Max Fleming, Dana Point

GIRLS’ U12
1. Sidney Johnson, Carlsbad
2. Meah Collins, Costa Mesa
3. Crystal Dean, Huntington beach
4. Frankie Harrer, Malibu
5. Avalon Johnson, Carlsbad
6. Ashley Beeson, Trabuco Canyon

BOYS’ U14
1. Kyle Crompton, San Diego
2. Will Laidlaw, Newport Beach
3. Tai Stratton, Capistrano Beach
4. Brandon Hawkins, Ladera Ranch
5. Kevin Schulz, San Clemente
6. Colton Overin, San Clemente

BOYS’ U16
1. Blake Davis, Newport Beach
2. Colton Sarlo, Malibu
3. Sam Zaiser, Cardiff
4. Tony Morelli, Huntington Beach
5. John White, Trabuco Canyon
6. Beau Clarke, Ventura

BOYS’ LONGBOARD U14
1. Jake Gallagher, Canyon Lake
2. Dane Petersen, Trabuco Canyon
3. Kieran Giffen, Woodland Hills
4. Dylan Cox, Capistrano Beach
5. Derek Richens, San Clemente
6. Diego Quinonez, Huntington Beach

BOYS’ U18
1. Kent Nishiya, Torrance
2. Bobby Okvist, Costa Mesa
3. Colton Sarlo, Malibu
4. Dylan Stratton, San Juan Capistrano
5. Theo Lewitt, Venice
6. Tanner Swanson, Templeton

GIRLS’ LONGBOARD U14
1. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach
2. Sidney Johnson, Carlsbad
3. Ashley Beeson, Trabuco Canyon

GIRLS’ LONGBOARD U18*
1. Rachael Tilly, Capistrano Beach
2. Carly Martin, Manhattan Beach
3. Lisa Tuttle, Torrance
4. Michelle Bautista Layton, San Diego

GIRLS’ U14
1. Avalon Johnson, Carlsbad
2. Meah Collins, Costa Mesa
3. Frankie Harrer, Malibu
4. Kandi Patterson, Capo Beach

GIRLS’ U16
1. Frankie Harrer, Malibu
2. Meah Collins, Costa Mesa
3. Jessi Duston, Rancho Palos Verdes

GIRLS’ U18
1. Charlotte Dellea, Huntington Beach
2. Lisa Tuttle, Torrance
3. Alex Ross, Arroyo Grande
4. Chelsea Byland, San Clemente
5. Madi Swayne, San Clemente
6. Carly Martin, Manhattan Beach

JR. LONGBOARD U18*
1. David Arganda, Carlsbad
2. Ashton Malkin, Agoura Hills
3. Tony Morelli, Huntington Beach
4. Trevor Robbins, Malibu
5. Quaid Birchell, Morro Bay
6. Jesse Hinkle, Northridge

LEGENDS 50+
1. Witt Rowlett, Carlsbad
2. Rick Fignetti, Huntington Beach
3. Jay Boldt, Huntington Beach
4. Rusty Wink, Mission Viejo
5. Jim Adrig, San Clemente
6. John Silver, Carlsbad

MASTERS 30 – 39*
1. David Nelson, San Marcos
2. Mike Burau, Oxnard
3. Cory Pierce, Arroyo Grande
4. Riley McWilliams, Scotts Valley
5. Chris Herring, Laguna Niguel
6. Kevin Hamor, Westlake Village

MEN’S 18 – 29*
1. Dane Anderson, Carmel
2. John Corning, Oceanside
3. James Fazio, Atascadero
4. Chuck Glynn, Vista
5. Matthew Jensen, Torrance
6. Alex Mannix, Santa Barbara

MICRO GROM BOYS’/GIRLS’ LB U9
1. Griffin Foy, Fullerton
2. Malia Faramarzi, Encinitas
3. Trenton Coleman, San Clemente

MICRO GROM BOYS’/GIRLS’ SB U9
1. Michael Tilly, Capistrano Beach
2. Crosby Colapinto, San Clemente
3. Cole Houshmand, San Clemente
4. Griffin Foy, Fullerton
5. Jack Hardley, Oakview

OPEN MEN’S LONGBOARD – ALL AGES*
1. David Arganda, Carlsbad
2. Josh Rapozo, Laguna Niguel
3. Jorge Barba, Burbank
4. Chuck Glynn, Vista
5. Yasuyuki Baba, Torrance

OPEN MEN’S SHORTBOARD – ALL AGES
1. Dane Anderson, Carmel
2. Sean Johnson, Canyon Country
3. Justin Carlson, Cayucos
4. Jake Caughill, Newport Beach
5. Steve Weir, Pismo Beach
6. Colton Sarlo, Malibu

OPEN WOMEN’S LONGBOARD – ALL AGES
1. Michelle Bautista Layton, San Diego
2. Morgan Sliff, Hermosa Beach

OPEN WOMEN’S SHORTBOARD – ALL AGES
1. Keenan Reeser,, Avila Beach
2. Michelle Bautista Layton, San Diego
3. Dresden Rowlett, Carlsbad
4. Chelsea Byland, San Clemente
5. Madi Swayne, San Clemente
6. Morgan Gore, Mendham NJ

SENIOR MEN’S 40 – 49
1. Branton Slowinski, San Juan Capistrano
2. Barry Bushman, Vista
3. Gabriel Fimbres, El Segundo
4. Mike Dolan, Laguna Niguel
5. Dave Hansberry, Los Alamitos
6. Raymond Koehler, Redondo Beach

SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35 AND OLDER
1. Carol Malamud, Dana Point
2. Jacque Fait, Mission Viejo

SENIOR MEN’S LONGBOARD 30 & OLDER*
1. Gabriel Fimbres, El Segundo
2. Barry Bushman, Vista
3. Jorge Barba, Burbank
4. Larry Schlick, Long Beach
5. Greg Bolitsky, Bakersfield

WOMEN 18+*
1. Dresden Rowlett, Carlsbad
2. Morgan Gore, Mendham NJ
3. Heather Carrick, Anahiem
4. Jessica Silver, Carlsbad
5. Cybil Oechsle, Manhattan Beach

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