Photos And Results From Ezekiel/Sun Diego Event Number Three

On Saturday, January 31, all eight amateur divisions competed in solid six-foot storm surf. The early morning started out really rough with pouring rain and super cold, heavy south winds completely blowing out the surf. However, around 11:00 a.m. conditions changed for the better with the rain stopping and the sun coming out. The winds calmed down, the surf cleaned up a little, and it ended up being a beautiful day with powerful, consistent peaks providing the competitors with very contestable conditions-within no time the famous P.B. boardwalk was packed with tons of spectators.There was a lot of water moving around out there all day long, so even the most experienced competitors got quite a heavy workout. Congratulations to almost 100 contestants who came out and persevered through the stormy conditions!

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Now on to Superbowl Sunday, February 1st! The stage was set the very next morning for the Pro/Am division and the Coronado Brewing Company Airshow to do battle-and what a difference a day makes! Upon arrival at PB Drive, competitors discovered some of the best waves anyone’s ever seen out there! The weather is perfectly clear and sunny with light offshores blowing, and the surf in pretty much all time. Four-foot clean, glassy, hollow, rippable peaks are everywhere! There was a great turnout for the event with the Pro/Am starting in the round of 48 and the Airshow with a round of 24. The talented field of competitors were psyching to get out there and blow it up-and sweet Bejesus did they ever! The waves were so good and the guys were just killin’ it! An average score was running about a 6.5-7.0. Definitely an exciting event to watch as both the Pro/Am and Airshow competitors were lighting it up all day long. The conditions held, the beach and boardwalk were packed with people, and our schedule was designed to have everyone home in time for the Superbowl!

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Semi-Finals action in the Airshow left Huntington Beach ripper Brandon Tipton and Oceanside’s resident booster, Justin “Baby-Bird Quirk, just short of the Finals — each placing a very respectable equal fifth. Blasting into the finals were San Diego’s Airshow veteran Eric McHenry, Vince Alessi from Oceanside, Josh Buran from Carlsbad, and another seasoned veteran, Gavin Sutherland from Hawaii. All these guys were pushing the limits but it came down to the two vets going head to head with Gavin eventually punting past Eric into first Place and a getting a check for $500! Eric picked up $350 for second, Vince $250 for third, and Josh scored $100 for fourth.

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All the Pro/Am heats were really stacked! Everyone was really turning it up a couple notches for this Event as the waves were just absolute fun-land and it seemed like these guys could do whatever they wanted on these waves. Guys were getting barreled left and right, and in the case of Oceanside’s Chris Abad in round one, even getting two tuberides on one wave and then finishing it with a huge fins out the back snap for a perfect ten. Seven- through nine-point rides were commonplace for the pros as the level of surfing was goin’ thru the roof. Semi-Finals action was unbelievable but coming up just short of the Big Money round was the Pro-Am winner of event number two at D-Street, Kyle “K-PAX Knox from Imperial Beach. Joining K-Pax in the equal fifth place spot was the ever consistent, smooth and stylish Jeff Hurley from Newport Beach. Both Jeff and Kyle were ripping all day and received $100 for their finish. Advancing into the finals were Carlsbad’s Justin Wiegand, Darrell Goodrum from Leucadia, Sean Marceron from Encinitas and the Pro-Am winner of event one in Ocean Beach, Che Stang from Carlsbad. With $1,000 on the line for first place these guys were really goin’ at it. The twenty minute final was super competitive with everyone exchanging high scoring rides. There was no shortage of waves as the surf stayed consistent all day long with the four fiinalists all determined to win the big 1st Place check. After tallying each guy’s top-three rides it was Che Stang who clinched his second $1,000 check of the young season! Not bad for a days work, huh Che? Second place and a check for $600 went to Darrell Goodrum, third place and winning a check for $400 was Sean Marceron, and grabbing a cool $300 for fourth Place was Justin Wiegand.

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RESULTS FOR ALL 10 DIVISIONS:

PRO-AM
1. CHE STANG $1,000
2. DARRELL GOODRUM $600
3. SEAN MARCERON $400
4. JUSTIN WIEGAND $300
= 5. KYLE KNOX$100
= 5. JEFF HURLEY $100

AIRSHOW
1. GAVIN SUTHERLAND $500
2. ERIC McHENRY $350
3. VINCE ALESSI $250
4. JOSH BURAN $100

MENS OPEN DIVISION
1. RICK TAKAHASHI
2. SCOTT QUARRIE
3. JORDAN CARTER
4. GEORGE NELSON
5. NICO BECERRA
6. CHARLEY STEPHENS

JUNIORS DIVISION
1. CHARLEY STEPHENS
2. NICO BECERRA
3. EVAN LUTH
4. JARED LANE
5. BLAKE BAXTER

BOYS DIVISION
1. JORDAN GAUDET
2. HUNTER LYSAUGHT
3. EVAN WILLIAMS
4. MARC EVERDS
5. STERLING WEATHERLY
6. ERIC WARREN

MENEHUENE DIVISION
1. KIRK LAROCCO
2. AUSTIN GANZ
3. SEBI BECERRA
4. PATRICK CAIRNCROSS
5. RIO OMAHA
6. NATE CINTAS

MASTERS DIVISION
1. TIM SENNEFF
2. JEFF BROWN
3. GEORGE NELSON
4. SAM FENWICK
5. K.C. STRANG
6. RICHARD KENVIN

MENS LONGBOARD
1. FELIPE BECERRA
2. KELLY KRAUSHAAR
3. TAYLOR JENSEN
4. PABLO SMITH
5. DAVID SLATTERY
6. BLAKE BAXTER

WOMENS DIVISION
1. JEN POLLOCK
2. MICHELLE VINCENT
3. WENNIE RILEY
4. CHELSEA BLUE

WOMENS LONGBOARD
1. JENNIFER SMITH
2. SAVANNA STAR
3. WENNIE RILEY