SC surfers shine at eight-day Surfing America USA Championship, three crowned champs

Surfing America USA Championship Legends 50+ Shortboard finalists (L to R) 1. Tom Matthews, San Diego; 2. Masaki Kobayashi, San Clemente; 3. Rusty Phillipy, Cardiff and 4. Troy Campbell, Torrance, gather for a podium shot. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel
Surfing America USA Championship Legends 50+ Shortboard finalists (L to R) 1. Tom Matthews, San Diego; 2. Masaki Kobayashi, San Clemente; 3. Rusty Phillipy, Cardiff and 4. Troy Campbell, Torrance, gather for a podium shot. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel

By Andrea Swayne

Candice Appleby of San Clemente took a convincing win and the Open Women SUP national title in Cardiff on Sunday, June 14. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel
Candice Appleby of San Clemente took a convincing win and the Open Women SUP national title in Cardiff on Sunday, June 14. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel

The 2015 Surfing America USA Championships brought the best surfers and stand-up paddlers from across the country for eight days of competition.

The event began in Cardiff-by-the-Sea at Seaside Reef, June 12 through 14 with SUP, longboard, adaptive divisions and preliminary rounds of adult shortboard. The contest continued, June 16 through 20 at San Onofre State Park, Lower Trestles with finals in all shortboard divisions.

When all was said and done, three San Clemente-based athletes

Griffin Colapinto, the Surfing America USA national Boys U18 champion, and Governor’s Cup winner, is chaired up the beach Saturday by fellow San Clemente surfers, Kei Kobayashi, Kolohe Andino (now on the WSL World Tour) and Colton Ward after winning his title. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel
Griffin Colapinto, the Surfing America USA national Boys U18 champion, and Governor’s Cup winner, is chaired up the beach Saturday by fellow San Clemente surfers, Kei Kobayashi, Kolohe Andino (now on the WSL World Tour) and Colton Ward after winning his title. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel

were crowned national champions.

Candice Appleby became the Surfing America Open Women SUP national champ with a convincing win at Cardiff.

At Lowers, Jett Schilling claimed the Boys U12 shortboard title and Griffin Colapinto was crowned national champion in the premier Boys U18 shortboard division, a spot that also earned him the coveted Governor’s Cup Trophy.

After the last finals horn sounded Saturday the 2015-2016 Surfing America USA Junior Surf Team was announced. Of the 29 athletes named to the team, eight are from San Clemente—Griffin Colapinto, Kei Kobayashi, Cole

Jett Schilling on his way to a national title in Boys U12 at the Surfing America USA Championship, June 20. Photo: Jack McDaniel
Jett Schilling on his way to a national title in Boys U12 at the Surfing America USA Championship, June 20. Photo: Jack McDaniel

Houshmand, Kade Matson, Jett Schilling, Malia Osterkamp, Samantha Sibley and Kirra Pinkerton.

For more photos and highlights, visit the Surfing America Facebook page.

 

 

Following the Surfing America USA Championship finals on Saturday, the 2015-2016 junior USA surf team was announced. Of the 29 named to this year’s team, eight are from San Clemente. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel
Following the Surfing America USA Championship finals on Saturday, the 2015-2016 junior USA surf team was announced. Of the 29 named to this year’s team, eight are from San Clemente. Photo: Surfing America/Jack McDaniel

 

 RESULTS:

Surfing America USA Championship, 16-20, San Onofre State Park, Lower Trestles

JUNIOR SHORTBOARD

BOYS U18: 1. Griffin Colapinto, San Clemente; 2. Jake Marshall, Encinitas; 3. Kalani David, Hawaii; 4. Luke Marks, Florida.

GIRLS U18: 1. Tia Blanco; Oceanside; 2. Brisa Hennessy, Hawaii; 3. Kahanu Delovio, Hawaii; 4. Mahina Maeda, Hawaii.

BOYS U16: 1. John Mel, Santa Cruz; 2. Luke Gordon, South Carolina; 3. Stevie Pittman, North Carolina; 4. Eithan Osborne, Ventura.

GIRLS U16: 1. Brisa Hennessy, Hawaii; 2. Caroline Marks, Florida; 3. Meah Collins, Costa Mesa; 4. Summer Macedo, Hawaii.

BOYS U14: 1. Eli Hanneman, Hawaii; 2. Griffin Foy, Huntington Beach; 3. Ocean Macedo, Hawaii; 4. Noah Hill, Venice.

GIRLS U14: 1. Caroline Marks, Florida; 2. Alyssa Spencer, Carlsbad; 3. Gabriela Bryan, Hawaii; 4. Tiare Thompson, La Jolla.

BOYS U12: 1. Jett Schilling, San Clemente; 2. Taj Lindblad, San Clemente; 3. Levi Slawson, Encinitas; 4. Robert Grilho, Hawaii.

GIRLS U12: 1. Alyssa Spencer, Carlsbad; 2. Leila Riccobuano, Hawaii; 3. Gabriella Knudson, Hawaii; 4. Luana Silva, Hawaii.

ADULT SHORTBOARD

ADULT SHORTBOARD

LEGENDS 50+: 1. Rusty Phillipy, Cardiff 2. Tom Matthews, San Diego 3. Masaki Kobayashi, San Clemente 4. Troy Campbell, Torrance

MEN 18-29
1. Cody Canzoneri, San Clemente 2. Evan Sandison, San Diego 3. Nate Smithson, Newbury Park 4. Simon Torres, El Segundo

SENIORS 40-49:
1. Erik Krammer, Oceanside 2. Rick Takahashi, San Diego 3. Sam Fenwick, Hawaii 4. Scott Whitmer, Redondo Beach

MASTERS 30-39:
1. Paul Pugliesi, Oceanside 2. Aaron Witt, Hawaii 3. Scott Shimoda, Hawaii 4. Sean Rice, Virginia

Surfing America USA Championship, June 12-14 Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Seaside Reef

LONGBOARD ALL AGES

WOMEN 18+: 1. Samantha Lamirand, Cardiff; 2. Kayla Durden; Florida; 3. Hayley Watson, Florida; 4. Salome Aberger, Florida.

GIRLS LONGBOARD U18: 1. Francesca Seely, Malibu; 2. Mason Schremmer, Hawaii; 3. Ocean Tsutsui, San Clemente; 4. Kelta O’Rourke, Hawaii.

JUNIOR LONBOARD: 1. Trevor Anderberg, Encinitas; 2. Austin Hollingshead, Florida; 3. Ryan Conklin, Florida; 4. Brycen Jernigan, North Carolina.

WOMEN LONBOARD 18+: 1. Leldon McClary, 2. Shelby Schweitzer; 3. Sandra Goodwin; 4. Maddie Lomonaco.

MEN LONGBOARD 18+: 1. Nick Anderberg; 2. Fisher Grant; 3. Zach Meyers; 4. Kevin Dewald.

SENIOR MEN LONGBOARD 40+: 1. Dave Schaefer; 2. Gregory Mcewan; 3. James Walker; 4. Andre Derizans.

ADAPTIVE SEATED/PRONE: 1. Chris Oberle; 2. Jeff Munson; 3. Charles Webb; 4. Devin Eshelman; 5. Alana Nichols; 6. Spike Kane.

ADAPTIVE STANDING: 1. Rodney Roller; 2. Tyler Dixon; 3. Ryan Gambrell.

SUP ALL AGES

 GIRLS SUP U18: 1. Lara Claydon; 2. Mason Schremmer; 3. Lexi Alston; 4. Christine Shoemaker.

BOYS SUP U18: 1. Noa Hopper; 2. Dylan Schmarr; 3. Brycen Jernigan; 4. Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen.

MEN/WOMEN SUP 40+: 1. Thomas O’Brien; 2. Dave Daum; 3. Chris Kilika Mukai; 4. Tyler Callaway.

OPEN WOMEN SUP: 1. Candice Appleby; 2. Mason Schremmer; 3. Lara Claydon; 4. Christine Shoemaker.

OPEN MEN SUP: 1. Fisher Grant; 2. Dane McBride; 3. Anthony Maltese; 4. Daniel Hughes.

BOYS TECHNICAL SUP RACE 2.5K: 1. Gavin Mencinsky; 2. Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen; 3. Malachai Cairns; 4. Trevor Mencinsky.

GIRLS TECHNICAL SUP RACE 2.5K: 1. Jade Howson (coed winner overall).

 

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