Uppers Produces For WSA Prime Event; Full Photos, Video, And Story To Come

Uppers produced. Photo: Steindler

As reported by Fred Swegles for the OC Register.

Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, Kanoa Igarashi of Huntington Beach win 2 of the event’s 5 divisions.

The first sizable surf contest run at Upper Trestles in a decade scored fun waves, produced solid performances, provoked consternation from some recreational surfers and left the possibility of another event later this year.

The Western Surfing Association hosted 112 top-rated amateur surfers under 18 years old for a two-day WSA Prime contest, Saturday and Sunday.

There was a scuffle in the water late Friday, when competitors showed up in force to practice for the event. Saturday, there were a few harsh words from recreational surfers who arrived at one of America’s favorite recreational surfing beaches to find the main break had been reserved for a contest.

As it turned out, there were plenty of waves to go around and recreational surfers had a healthy portion of them. Coupled with that, not as many recreational surfers turned out, once word circulated that there was a contest.

For the full story head to the OC Register.

STAY TUNED TO transworldsurf.com FOR A FULL RUNDOWN OF THE UPPERS CONTEST, WITH PHOTOS AND VIDEO COMING SOON.