NSSA Western Championships – 2000

The NSSA held its fourth annual Western Championships on May 19-21 on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier in a sizeable three- to six-foot Southwest swell. As always with this type of swell, the current made it extremely tough to not only paddle out, but get the minimum two waves needed. If you’ve ever surfed Huntington in this type of swell, you’ve probably also drifted five miles before realizing it-imagine surfing in heats like this as well.

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It also made every heat more like a strategy. Should you paddle out to the South or on the other side of the pier? Should you take one all the way in or halfway so you can get back out? It sucks. It also makes the finals an open field for guys like Kyle Knox and Sean Walker to step up as they did. For how out of control it seemed at times, everyone was still putting on some great surfing. Congratulations to all the finalists-on to the Nationals.

WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

OPEN MENS
1. Kyle Knox-Imperial Beach
2. Max Hoshino-Santa Ana
3. Tim Reyes-Huntington Beach
4. Che Stang-Carlsbad
5. Micah Byrne-Huntington Beach
6. John Robertson-San Clemente

OPEN JUNIORS
1. Dane Reynolds-Ventura
2. Julian Mullins-Ocean Beach
3. Darrell Goodrum-Leucadia
4. Josh Montgomery-Carlsbad
5. Justin Wiegand-Carlsbad
6. Andrew Gahan-San Clemente


OPEN BOYS
1. Chris Waring-Seal Beach
2. Jensen Hassett-Del Mar
3. Kilian Garland-Orcutt
4. Chas Chidester-Seal Beach
5. Tanner Gudauskas-San Clemente
6. Kellen Ellison-Ventura

OPEN MINI GROMS
1. Chas Chidester-Seal Beach
2. Thomas Clarke-Vista
3. Chris Slayter-San Diego
4. Peyton Chidester-Seal Beach
5. Cory Arrambide-Ventura
6. Curtis Gould-Oceanside

OPEN WOMENS
1. Diana Mattison-Berkley
2. Holly Beck-San Diego
3. Alison Arvizu-Huntington Beach
4. Loryn Wilson-Pismo Beach
5. Kenlyn Terai-San Diego
6. Karlene Wiegand-Carlsbad

EXPLORER MENS
1. Sean Walker-Goleta
2. Aaron Wonders-Coronado
3. Austin Ware-Solana Beach
4. Chris Falk-San Clemente
5. Jon Moyer-Huntington Beach
6. Matt King-Mission Viejo

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1. Anthony Petruso-Malibu
2. Dane Johnson-Carlsbad
3. Dylan Slater-Ventura
4. Justin Wiegand-Carlsbad
5. Kyle Knox-Imperial Beach
6. Greg Long-San Clemente

EXPLORER BOYS
1. Jimmy Herrick-Santa Cruz
2. Travis Mellem-San Clemente
3. Alex Grey-Palos Verdes
4. Julian Mullins-Ocean Beach
5. Chris Schiavone-Huntington Beach
6. Chris Fowler-Huntington Beach

EXPLORER MENEHUENE
1. Kilian Garland-Orcutt
2. Chad Compton-Ventura
3. Tanner Gudauskas-San Clemente
4. Jensen Hassett-Del Mar
5. Kellen Ellison-Ventura
6. Colin Schildhauer-Santa Barbara

EXPLORER MASTERS
1. Scott Daley-Manhattan Beach
2. Chad Wells-Seal Beach
3. Darren Brilhart-Huntington Beach
4. James Sampson-Laguna Beach
5. Greg Browning-Manhattan Beach
6. Jason Shook-Seal Beach

EXPLORER SENIORS
1. Ted Robinson-Redondo Beach
2. Scott Daley-Manhattan Beach
3. Chas Wickwire-Seal Beach
4. Dean Quinn-Huntington Beach
5. Dale Rhodes-Malibu
6. Mike Lamm-Oxnard

EXPLORER WOMENS
1. Holly Beck-San Diego
2. Loryn Wilson-Pismo Beach
3. Lorissa Rinehart-Santa Barbara
4. Abby Haney-Del Mar
5. Kenlyn Terai-San Diego
6. Anna Garaway-Santa Cruz