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NEWPORT HARBOR ENDS SUNSET LEAGUE WITH BIG WIN

The 2022-23 Sunset Surf League All Star Championships brought an end to the league season at a sunny and sometimes very cold Huntington Beach on Wednesday.


While the defending champions from Huntington Beach finished the season a perfect 8-0, the Sailors from Newport Harbor turned the tables on the champs in the final event, taking the title Tournament title 183-173 in the daylong event. (You can see more pictures from finals day here www.eyeonsurfing.com/gallery


Here is how the final day went down


MENS SHORTBOARD

David O'Keefe/Eye On Surfing Photo

1. David O'Keefe (NH)

(Back-to-back years)


2. Kolby Aipa (HB),


3. Ronan Collins (NH)


4. Josh Kierstead (NH)


5. Reese Powers (ED)


6. Cameron Youngsma (HB)



"Winning back-to-back years was my goal going into the event. To be able to accomplish that I'm super stoked; " O'Keefe said. "The waves were super fun and the energy from my team was pushing me to do my best surfing."

WOMENS SHORTBOARD


Sara Freyre/Eye On Surfing Photo

1. Sara Freyre (HB)

(Back-to-back years)


2. Mara Morales (ED)


3. Niyah Rosen (HB)


4. Ava Wagester (HB)


5. Ashley Hunt (NH)


6. Georgia Sinacori (NH)




MENS LONGBOARD


Tanner Bellerose/Eye On Surfing Photo

1. Tanner Bellerose (HB)

(Back-to-back years)


2. DY Girvin (NH)


3. Chad Wadsworth (NH)


4. Eddie Watkins (FV)


5. Saxon Baltzer (ED)


6. Kellen Scott (ED)






WOMENS LONGBOARD


Niyah Rosen/Eye On Surfing Photo

1. Niyah Rosen (HB)

(Back-to-back years)


2. Layne Barnes (NH)


3. Ashley Hunt (NH)


4. Mara Morales (ED)


5. Sophia Carvalho (HB)


6. Megan Mastin (FV)



"It means a lot to me to be able to keep a strong performance all day throughout the whole contest," Rosen Said." It was tons of fun representing my school (HB) and bringing home the varsity women's longboard championship for the second year in a row"
Other season award winners included;
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LEAGUE MVP

Men's Shortboard- Josh Kierstead

Women's Shortboard- Mara Morales

Men's Longboard- Tanner Bellerose

Women's Longboard- Layne Barnes





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SURFER OF THE YEAR

Men's Shortboard - David O'Keefe

Women's Shortboard- Sara Freyre

Men's Longboard- Chad Wadsworth

Women's Longboard - Keala Morales





Men's Junior Varsity champion - Logan Moss (HB)

Women's junior varsity champion - Nikoletta Papaevangelou (HB)

Iron Man Award - Kolky Aipa (HB)

Future Fins Season High Score - David O'Keefe (NH), Mara Morales (ED)

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