Junior surfers are the future of this great sport, so its about time they got the exposure and support necessary to progress their skills. The Surfing America Prime Series was held at T-Street in San Clemente, California from December 8th-9th. Some of California’s best groms met at the classic break to battle tough conditions to take home the title for their division, boys’ U18, U16 and U14 and the girls’ U18 and U16. The Surf Channel hosted a live webcast of the final day of event #3 of the Surfing America Prime Series, powered by iBN Sports. Athletes and fans now have the opportunity to relive the event below, with several edits of the live stream to bring you an organized view of the heats.
Nolan Rapoza (Long Beach, CA), Quiksilver team. Photo: Surfing America
Watch each division surf the final day amongst some of the best up-and-coming professional athletes! See the full results at the bottom of the page.
Boys U14 Heats 1-4, Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Video includes the following competitors: Eithan Osborne, John West, Tommy Mckeown, Dylan Hord, Nick Marshall, John Mel, E. Mudge, Shane Hardy, Ryland Rubens, Sean Woods, Sebastian Mendes, Zach Mccormick, Griffin Foy, Crosby Colapinto, Ben Seaberry and Noah Hill.
Boys U14 Semifinals and Finals Video includes the following competitors: Eithan Osborne, Nick Marshall, Ryland Rubens, Crosby Colapinto, John Mel, Tommy Mckeown, Zach Mccormick and Noah Hill. Congratulations to Eithan Osborne for winning the Boys U14 division.
Boys U16 Semifinals and Finals Video: Includes the following competitors- Kanoa Igarashi, Davis Freud, Colt Ward, Kei Kobayashi, Tyler Killeen, Colin Deveze, Nolan Rapoza and Jake Marshall. Congratulations to Colt Ward for winning the Boys U16 division.
Girls U16 Heats 1-4 Sunday, December 9th Video: Includes the following competitors- Steffi Kerson, Avalon Johnson, Rachel Tominaga, Juli Hernandez, Tia Blanco, Kirra Connolly, Abby Brown, Hannah Erbe Smith, Malia Ward, Meah Collins, Jada Galland, Tiare Thompson, Kylie Loveland, Frankie Seely, Malia Osterkamp and Ashley Beeson.
Girls U16 Semifinals and Finals Video: Includes the following competitors- Steffi Kerson, Abby Brown, Meah Collins, Malia Osterkamp, Rachel Tominaga, Tia Blanco, Malia Ward and Kylie Loveland. Congratulations to Tia Blanco for winning the Girls U16 division.
Girls U18 Semifinals and Finals Video: Includes the following competitors- Tia Blanco, Meah Collins, Kylie Loveland, Samantha Lamirand, Abby Brown, Kulia Doherty, Danielle Wymann and Malia Osterkamp. Congratulations to Samantha Lamirand for winning the Girls U18 division.
Boys U18 Semifinals and Finals Video: Includes the following competitors – Griffin Colapinto, Colin Richardson, Jake Marshall, Colt Ward, Kanoa Igarashi, Andrew Jacobson, Parker Coffin and Josh Benjoya. Congratulations to Kanoa Igarashi for winning the boys U18 division.
The mission of Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive success and positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administrating the sport while producing champions. The Surf Channel agrees with the goals of Surfing America and is excited to bring on board the live streaming expertise of iBN Sports – the leading production company broadcasting high school sports’ webcasts from around the nation.
iBN Sports Networks (www.ibnsports.com) is the authority in High School Sports. The Company produces professional quality high school sports videos and distributes them through their social media partners including YouTube, Yahoo!, and Gannett as well as on iBNSports.com. The network provides live coverage of the nation’s top games and studio produced context including highlights, profiles and game-day shows, available on all platforms, including web, mobile and linear broadcasting. They focus on building partnerships with schools and their athletes, sharing revenues with the schools and giving gifted young athletes the visibility they deserve.
Surfing America (www.surfingamerica.org) is the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States. Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships event each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally. With its primary emphasis on youth development, Surfing America is a critical element to successfully growing the sport of surfing on a global basis.