San Clemente, Calif. (August 18, 2019) – The first stop of the West Coast Toyota USA Surfing Prime Series season presented by Got Milk? at Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar Jetty is in the books!
Surfers who made the podium got quick starts to their heats and aggressively hunted down scoring opportunities. See event results below and posts on Instagram and Facebook.
More than 100 of the best under 18 surfers on the West Coast compete for Series titles and cumulative points that qualify them to surf at USA Surfing Championships at Lower Trestles. The invite-only Prime Series is a competition among surfers who placed highest in regional competitions held by USA Surfing’s affiliate organizations – the Western Surfing Association, Eastern Surfing Association, National Scholastic Surfing Association and Texas Gulf Surfing Association.
1st Alyssa Spencer, Carlsbad, Calif.
2nd Caitlin Simmers, Oceanside, Calif.
3rd Kirra Pinkerton, San Clemente, Calif.
4th Sawyer Lindblad, San Clemente, Calif.
1st Dimitri Poulous, Ventura, Calif.
2nd Jett Schilling, San Clemente, Calif.
3rd Taro Watanabe, Malibu, Calif.
4th Nico Coli, San Clemente, Calif.
1st Caitlin Simmers, Oceanside, Calif.
2nd Sawyer Lindblad, San Clemente, Calif.
3rd Bella Kenworthy, Dana Point, Calif.
4th Marlee Lovell, Oceanside, Calif.
1st Lucas Owston, Oceanside, Calif.
2nd Cole McCaffray, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.
3rd Kai Kushner, San Clemente, Calif.
4th Luke Wyler, San Clemente, Calif.
1st Jak Zietz, Santa Barbara, Calif.
2nd Makai Bray, San Clemente, Calif.
3rd Luke Wyler, San Clemente, Calif.
4th Cannon Carr, San Clemente, Calif.
Several World Surf League stand outs honed their skills in the Prime Series, including No. 1-ranked Kolohe Andino, two-time U.S. Open winner Sage Erickson, Lakey Peterson, Caroline Marks, Courtney Conlogue, Conner Coffin, Griffin Colapinto and more. In the second Prime Series event at Del Mar Jetty in 2009, Conner Coffin won U18, Kanoa Igarashi took the U14 win. Lakey Peterson won Girls U16 and Courtney Conlogue won Girls U18. Looking back at the Prime Series results over the past ten-plus years is a who’s who in American surfing.
USA Surfing’s Prime Series was created to bridge the gap young surfers experience when making the jump to the bigger leagues of surfing, including a position on the USA Surfing national teams, the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series, the WSL Championship Tour and potentially the Olympic Games. The Prime format provides surfers with an experience similar to WSL pro events with professional WSL/ISA judges and announcers, four-person heats using priority, computer scoring live on the STACT App and instant replay for the judges.
USA Surfing’s Prime Series is pleased to welcome a new sponsor this year - DJO®, a leading provider of medical technologies designed to support surfer mobility and rehabilitation. Other proud supporters include: SunBum, Wienerschnitzel, GoGoSqueeZ BlastZ, New Era Cap, Carver Skateboards, Got Milk?, Hot Shoppe Designs, Outlets at San Clemente, HydroFlask, Tea of a Kind, Blue Diamond Almonds, Jacuzzi, Leus, Rise Brewing Company and DSC Performance.
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.
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