By Jake Howard
There are a lot of talented kids that run rampant on the NSSA scene and never notch a win. But now, David Economos can finally cross his name off that list.
Before Turkey Day stole the show, David bagged his first-ever NSSA win when he ran the table in the Open Men’s division at 54th Street.
“The waves were super grindy yesterday and then firing today,” said David after the big win. “I’m psyched to take the win in the NSSA Open Men’s in Newport.”
All told, it was a big weekend on the podium for San Clemente surfers. Kirra Pinkerton maintained her red-hot form, taking out both the Open Women’s and Open Men’s divisions. And it was Kade Matson, fresh off a Rip Curl GromSearch win, who won the Open Junior’s final.
David has quietly been making his presence felt at surf events in recent months. He finished runner-up to Matson at the GromSearch, and before that, notched a win at the Sun Diego Board Shops Am Slam. He started testing the waters on the WSL’s Pro Junior circuit this year, and with his trusty Lost Carbon Wrap boards under his feet, we’re sure to see a lot more of him in 2017.