The National Scholastic Surfing Association held stop number 7 of their current season schedule at Huntington Beach last weekend.
The event was highlighted by some incredible performances that included a pair of double winners and two who won their first titles.
In fact, In the two days of competition, there were a total of 26 scores in the 8's, seven scores in the 9's and one perfect 10 (acheived by Eden Walla)
So let's go to the Pier at Huntington Beach;
ODRIOZOLA TAKES MENS OPEN AND U16 TITLES
To say this was a dominating performance by Hans Odriozola is an understatement.
The fifteen-year-old from Spain surfed ten heats between the two divisions and won all ten.
In the men's open final, he dropped scores of 8.17 and 8.83 for a 17.00 heat total.
He also scored a 9.00 wave in the semifinals, and a 9.20 in the quarterfinals.
In the junior division he dropped a 9.1 7 and 8.17 in a 17.34 semifinal win.
In all, he had four waves with a score of 8.00 or better and three times he scored better than a 9.00
Titus Santucci continued his good run in the NSSA events with a 2nd place finish. It was the 6th time out of 7 events he has finished first or second in the men's open.
Other high scores;
Men's Open: Eeli Timperi (9.17/17.00), Lucas Senkbeil (9.17/17.00), Dylan Young (8.10/14.77), Makai Bray (7.43/13.70).
Juniors: Lucas Senkbeil (9.17/17.34), Eeli Timperi 7.67/15.17), Dax Eaton (6.77/13.27).
Mens Open Finalists: Hans Odriozola 17.00, Titus Santucci 13.06, Licas Senkbeil 10.93, Eeli Timperi 8.23
Open Juniors U16 Finalists: Hans Odriozola 15.34, Eeli Timperi 14.60, Licas Senkbeil 13.67, Laird Lavik 8.64
MOORE TAKES WOMENS OPEN FOR FIRST TITLE
17-year-old Mia Moore from Laguna Beach made a mid-heat move to overtake leader Audrey Denos and held on for her first NSSA title.
Denos dropped a 7.17 to take the lead with a 12.84, but Moore came right back and put up a 7.67 followed by a 5.70 to win with a 13.37.
"Mostly I tried to get my own peak. When the girls were all in one place I was sitting in my own place because I knew there were two peaks, and I got my two best scores, and it took the pressure off."
Other high scores; Audrey Denos (7.83/16.50), Ava Wagester (7.33/12.53)
Womens Open Finalists: Mia Moore 13.37, Audrey Denos 12.84, Marlo Leigh Harris 9.80, Ava Wagester 6.90
HARRIS REBOUNDS TO TAKE U16 AND U14 DIVISIONS
It was a crazy and busy day for the 13-year-old Marlo Leigh Harris.
She started the day finishing second in the Super Girl final that was held over from the previous contest. The winner was Eden Walla, which was her third of the season.
Harris then began qualifying in three divisions. She made the final in all three; Womens Open, U16 and U14.
After finishing third in the Womens Open, she rebounded in the U16.
After getting an early score of 7.17, she trailed late in the heat to Reid VanWagoner. She over took the leader by dropping a 6.40 to win 13.57 to VanWagoner's 13.16.
Harris won all three of her heats in the U16 division.
A short time later, she took to the water in the U14 division final and got a late score of 6.20 to come from behind and take the title with a 12.63.
It was 0.23 good enough to beat Bailey Turner, who was second with a 12.40.
" I just had to stay focused and not get distracted by losing or from the people in my heat," the Dana Point surfer said.
Harris blew up in the semis with a 17.00 heat total on scores of two wave scores of 8.50.
Other high scores: U14 Eden Walla (10.00/18.33), Bailey Turner (8.03/15.60), Teagan Meza (8.17/14.34) Brynley Beckman (7.17/13.44)
U16 Victoria Duprat (8.17/14.34), Reid VanWagoner (8.50/12.40), Hana Baker (6.00/11.07)
Girls Open U16 Finalists: Marlo Leigh Harris 13.57, Reid VanWagoner 13.16, Hana Bakker 11.07, Victoria Duprat 8.50
Super Girls Open U14 Finalists: Marlo Leigh Harris 12.63, Bailey Turner 14.40, Eden Walla 12.10, Brynley Beckman 7.27
SANDVIG CAPS BUSY WEEK WITH 2ND TITLE
A week ago, Tanner Sandvig had a busy weekend competing in the NSSA State Championships where he finished 3rd in the middle school long board finals and 4th in the boy's short board contest.
He followed that up this week by winning the Boys U14 division and he did it by just 0.03 points.
He was in a heated battle with Huntington Beach ripper Makai Castle. Castle dropped scores of 7.17 and 6.30 for a heat total of 13.47.
Sandvig battled back though and his last score, a 7.50 was enough to give him a 13.50 total and his second win of the season.
With qualifying happening the day before, Sandvig had the task of showing up Sunday for just one heat.
"It's pretty hard to do that but I can still do it,' Sandvig said. " The key is to get a good free surf before. In the heat, I found a few good waves with a wall, and it worked out."
Sandvig finished first in both his quarter and semifinals heats on Saturday.
Other high scores: Jaime Veselko (7.67/15.17), Makai Castle (7.07/13.07), Oliver Rowe (6.50/12.10)
Open Boys U14 Finalists: Tanner Sandvig 13.50, Makai Castle 13.47, Bodhi Aguilar 10350, Shuto Lida 9.23
WALLA CONTINUES TO BE THE ONE TO BEAT IN MINI GROMS
Zion Walla surfed just 4 heats on Sunday but came away with two titles.
After taking the final that was carried over from event #6, Walla swept his way to the U12 Mini Grom title for event 7 as well. It was his second straight win and third in the last four events.
In the event opener from week 6, Zion scored waves of 7.83 and 5.53 for his 13.36 heat win over runner up Finn Castle (12.67).
Then in the qualifying for the new event, he reached the final with qualifying heat scores of 14.74 and 17.00.
His 17.00 semifinal consisted of scores of 9.00 and 8.00. The final saw all four competitors put up big number, but Walla's was the best.
Other high scores: Wyatt Yount 8.83/16.16) Shuto Lida (8.00/15.90), Moses Hennings (7.50/14.33), Luciano Locatelli (7.33/12.66)
Open Mini Groms U12 Finalists: Zion Walla 16.34, Moses Hennings 14.70, Shuto Lida 11.37, Yusei Lida 11.06
STRINGFELLOW, MEZA TAKE HONORS FOR GROM GIRLS
Ruby Stringfellow and Teagan Meza have had a great run of success in the Mini Grom girls U12 division and it continued this weekend. The two have combined to win 6 of the 7 events in the category.
Starting the day, Meza won the final that was carried over from event 6 when she dropped scores of 7.67 and 6.00 for a 13.67 total.
It was her third win of the season.
Stringfellow was second with a 13.53 total.
Then in the regularly scheduled event, Stringfellow turned the table on Meza, when she tallied 13.96 with a high wave of 7.83 to take her third title of the season.
Other High scores: Zoe Panitierre (6.83/12.93), Samaira Lizzi (4.83/9.16), Ruby Stringfellow (7.67/13.84)
Open Mini Grom girls U12 Finalists: Ruby Stringfellow 13.96, Teagan Meza 13.27, Zoe Panitierre 11.93, Samaira Lizzi 7.20
LIDA WINS FIRST TITLE ON VISIT FROM JAPAN IN U10 DIVISION
Yusei Lida, 9, came to visit California with his brother Shuto (11) and both surfed very well in the event. While Shuto made the finals in the U12 division, Yusei took the championship in U10.
The final was a high scoring event, in which Yusei drop scores of 9.83 and 8.50 for a huge 18.33 total. He surfed 11 waves in the final.
Close behind was Zackery Taylor, who surfed just four waves but tallied 16.06 with scores of 8.23 and 7.83.
Open U10 boys Finalists: Ysei Lida 18.33, Zackery Taylor 16.06, Brett Gregorious 7.87, Waylon Brennan 6.60, Cash Schillmoeller 6.24.