Nike Surfing America Prime At Churches

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Boys under 16 finalist Colin Deveze. Photo: McDaniel


Nike Surfing America Prime presented by Got Milk?
Church Beach, San Onofre State Beach
October 8, 2011

CONDITIONS: Combo of Southern Hemi plus WNW Groundswell in the 3 – 5 foot range all day. Glassy conditions throughout

HIGHLIGHTS:
Kulia Doherty’s brave commitment to surf to honor her father who passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning. She won her Girls U18 division and placed 3rd in Girls U16

OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS: Griffin Colapinto won both the Boys U14 and Boys U16 divisions with mature surfing consisting of excellent wave selection, 100% commitment, putting it on rail and throwing all the new school moves.

Next up is the Under Armour Surfing America Prime presented by Got Milk? at The Shops at Caesar’s Pier in Atlantic City NJ, October 15 & 16.

Kulia Doherty on her way to a win in the Surfing America Prime event at Churches. Photo: McDaniel

Kulia Doherty on her way to a win in the Surfing America Prime event at Churches. Photo: McDaniel

RESULTS:
Girls U16 Final Results:
1st – Frankie Harrer 9.50 – Malibu – 14 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
2nd – Meah Collins 9.34 – Costa Mesa – 12 years old
3rd – Kulia Doherty 8.97 – San Clemente – 15 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
4th – Tia Blanco 5.70 – San Clemente – 14 years old

Girls U18 Final Results:
1st – Kulia Doherty 14.47 – San Clemente – 15 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
2nd – Lulu Erkeneff 10.33 – Dana Point – 16 years old
3rd – Frankie Harrer 7.70 – Malibu – 14 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
4th – Tia Blanco 7.30 – San Clemente – 14 years old

Boys U14 Final Results:
1st – Griffin Colapinto 12.27 – San Clemente – 13 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
2nd – Micky Clarke 12.17 – Ventura – 12 years old
3rd – Kei Kobayashi 10.67 – San Clemente – 12 years old
4th – John Mel 9.53 – Newport Beach – 11 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member

Boys U16 Final Results:
1st – Griffin Colapinto 13.20 – San Clemente – 13 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
2nd – Patrick Curren 11.07 – Santa Barbara – 15 years old
3rd – Thelen McKinna-Worrel 8.30 – Malibu – 13 years old
4th – Colin Deveze 7.70 – San Cemente – 13 years old

Boys U18 Final Results:
1st – Taylor Clark 14.50 – Encinitas – 16 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
2nd – Trevor Thornton 10.23 – San Clemente – 17 years old – PacSun USA Surf Team Member
3rd – Scott Weinhardt 9.44 – 16 years old – Dana Point
4th – Matt Lewis 8.60 – 17 years old – Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Some of you may have heard we have lost a member of the Surfing America family. Mike Doherty, father to Kulia and Lani, passed away in his sleep Thursday morning. He loved watching his girls compete and Kulia bravely honored his memory by competing in and winning the Surfing America Prime event at Church Beach, San Onofre, Saturday morning. These girls need our support, both emotionally and financially.

The Shoreline Church of San Clemente will be accepting donations on behalf of Kulia and Lani Doherty. Checks can be made payable to ‘the shoreline’ Church (1062 Calle Negocio #A, San Clemente, Ca 92673) with a memo note “Doherty Fund.” Donations can also be made online through www.theshoreline.org. Click the Give Online tab, donate, and complete the credit card information. Use the description block on the review page to indicate “Doherty Fund.” All online donations are processed through a secure PayPal processing site.