2009 NSSA Nationals Final Day Wrap And Photos

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Floridian Evan Thomson couldn't quite snag that Open Mens win from Brother, putting him in 2nd for the finish. Photo: JackEnglish.com

Another NSSA Nationals week has come and gone as summer gets into full swing. This year the two coveted National titles – Open Mens and Open Womens – once again stayed in the Golden State. Kolohe Andino was on his game the entire week with on-rail and above the lip surfing, earning himself the biggest victory of his young career. If there was ever any doubt about the validity of all the claims and praises about Brother, he swept them all aside by snagging the Open Mens title at the ripe age of fifteen.

Lakey Peterson showed up big time in the Open Womens bout, as her first wave of a frontside air – which gave her a 9 – helped her muscle away the National title from the grips of a Courtney Conlogue repeat. Lakey showed that she means business and is not going to let Courtney dominate the ranks without a battle.

Here’s a few more notable mentions from this year’s Nationals:

- Ezekiel Lau finally got that National title (Open Juniors) that he’s been working so hard towards. His dad and him have had a bet that once Zeke wins a National title he can start growing his hair out again. Years deep in the bet, will Zeke be growing a Buttons-eske fro or will he be keeping that dome nice and shiny?

-Ian Gentil blew up at Nationals this year, taking home two titles – Open Boys and Explorer Menehune. The icing on the cake for him had to be the perfect heat he pulled in the Open Boys final, snagging two 10s like it was no big deal. Watch out for this kid in the years to come.

-Kauai’s Alex Smith threw down the move of the week in the Open Mens final when he busted a full 360 air reverse, stomping it out with authority. He’ll be heading back to the Islands with an Airshow 2nd place and an Open Mens 3rd.

2009 NSSA Nationals Results:

Open Mens
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Evan Thompson
3. Alex Smith
4. Conner Coffin

Open Womens
1. Lakey Peterson
2. Courtney Conlogue
3. Malia Manuel
4. Nage Melamed

Open Juniors
1. Ezekial Lau
2. Conner Coffin
3. Matty Costa
4. Kaimana Jaquias

Open Boys
1. Ian Gentil
2. Josh Moniz
3. Benji Brand
4. Jacob Davis
5. Jake Marshall
6. Imai Devault

Open Mini Groms
1. Kei Kobayashi
2. Kaulana Apo
3. Griffin Colapinto
4. Luke Marks
5. Dylan Lehmann
6. Noa Mizuno

Open Longboard
1. Scott Brandenburg
2. Shaun Thompson
3. Matt Blias-Calles
4. Patrick Nichols
5. Steve Mclean
6. Westin Williams

NSSA Air Show
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Alex Smith
3. Ezekial Lau
4. Balaram Stack
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Koa Smith

Explorer Mens
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Alex Smith
3. Dylan Goodale
4. Tanner Hendrickson
5. Fisher Heverly
6. Makana Eleogram

Explorer Womens
1. Malia Manuel
2. Catherine Clark
3. Nage Melamed
4. Keilia Moniz
5. Leila Hurst
6. Alyssa Wooten

Explorer Juniors
1. Kiron Jabour
2. Tanner Hendrickson
3. Fisher Heverly
4. Evan Thompson
5. Dylan Goodale
6. Kolohe Andino

Explorer Boys
1. Kolohe Andino
2. Ian Gentil
3. Jake Halstead
4. Koa Smith
5. Benji Brand
6. Taylor Clark

Explorer Girls
1. Alessa Quizon
2. Lakey Peterson
3. Tatiana Weston-Webb
4. Harley Talch
5. Kallee Krebs
6. Shelby Detmers

Explorer Menehuene
1. Ian Gentil
2. Kalani David
3. Benji Brand
4. Kanoa Igarashi
5. Patrick Curren
6. Braiden Maither

In case you missed any of the webcast on the final day of action, check out the highlight reel by Nike 6.0:

All photos JackEnglish.com