San Clemente, California (June 11, 2018) – Toyota USA Surfing Championships – the competitions that determine national titles and positions on Team USA’s ISA World Championship teams – will be held June 12-22 in Southern California’s top surf locations - San Onofre State Beach, Lower Trestles and Oceanside Harbor. The event features ten days of elite athlete performances from the nation’s best adaptive, StandUp, longboard, and adult and junior shortboard surfers.
The June 12-15 segment of the competition held at Oceanside Harbor North Jetty will include adult shortboard, adaptive, longboard, SUP and Paddleboard divisions. (See summary schedule below.)
Team USA’s World Adaptive Surfing Championship team won its first gold medal in 2018 and is looking to repeat this year. Team manager and competitor Christiaan "Otter" Bailey said the four-year-old Team USA World Adaptive Surfing Championship team has made it to the podium every single year, clinching team gold last year.
"The passion, drive and determination of our team to constantly train, consistently push their limits and be absolutely undeterred by a challenge, has collectively gotten us to where we are today," Bailey said. "I’m hugely proud of our Team USA athletes and how far we’ve come over the years, it was a hard fought win in 2018 and now, we have to work twice as hard...To ensure that the performance bar that Team USA sets, is the benchmark by which all other teams are measured!"
The junior U18 shortboard USA Championships held June 18-22 at San Onofre State Beach’s Lower Trestles will be webcast live on Surfline and scoring will be running live on the STACT app. Approximately 250 of the top under 18 surfers who qualified in regional competitions across Mainland USA and Hawaii will compete to clinch Championship titles and chance to be on USA Surfing’s national teams.
The Championships are a highly anticipated event, drawing surf industry leaders, media and talent scouts. The junior athletes’ performances will provide a preview of surfers who could represent the United States in ISA World Championship events, the World Surf League’s Qualifying Series and Championship Tour and future Olympic Games.
June 12 - 15, 2019: USA Surfing Championships and Team Trials - Oceanside Harbor, North Jetty
June 18 - 22, 2019: USA Surfing Championships (Junior Shortboard) – Lower Trestles San Onofre State Beach
USA Surfing will announce its 2019-20 junior national teams following USA Championships. Pending Championship results, team trials may need to be held next month. The U.S. team won silver in the 2018 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach and gold at the 2017 World Junior Championship in Hyuga, Japan. Hundreds of surfers from more than 40 nations across all continents of the globe compete in the ISA World Junior Championships.
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Contact: becky (at) usasurfing (dot) org
USA Surfing is the National Governing Body for surfing in the United States, recognized by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USA Surfing’s mission is to promote and grow the sport of surfing and support United States athletes of all backgrounds to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American competition. USA Surfing will oversee and support America’s Olympic team as surfing makes its debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and surfing and stand-up paddleboarding athletes compete in the 2019 Pan American Games.