2018 KSUSA US Titles and Kneeboard Festival Wrap Up

2018 KSUSA US Titles and Kneeboard Festival

By Bradford Colwell

The 2018 KSUSA US Kneeboard Titles and Festival returned to Huntington Beach Pier on Friday, February 16th for the first time since 2014 and, as with every US Titles held at The Pier, the waves and weather came together nicely for a full day of competition.  We had light offshore breezes in the morning, bright sunny skies all day long, and a slowly fading combination swell from the south and west.  This made for very contestable conditions and a great atmosphere for kneeboarders to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones.  Everyone from friends and family, spectators on the pier or beach, and sponsors enjoyed the competition.

Open Finalists – Gigs Celliers, Chris Beresford, Sam Coyne, Jack Beresford – photo Joel Mayer

Congratulations to the 2018 US Titles Champion Gigs Celliers from South Africa!  Gigs holds four Kneeboard Surfing World Titles and won his third Title at The Pier in 1996.  His US Titles victory was impressive given the strong field.  Of note, he was able to pick off the ultimate Buzzer Beater, grabbing a wave just before the final siren which earned an 8.4 average to edge out Blacks local and 2012 US Titles Champion Chris Beresford.  Sam Coyne took third place and had an outstanding contest.  He continues to surf aggressively with great speed and flow.  Five-time US Titles Champion Jack Beresford surfed dominantly throughout the Contest, and even into the Final, but was unable to track down a second quality wave during the final 20 minutes or so.

Pro Jr Finalists

Pro Jr Finalists – Sam Coyne, Shaun Murphy, Hunter Johnson – photo Joel Mayer

This year we added the Pro Junior Division to allow those surfers 21-29 to gain additional competitive experience and compete against each other as many of them have been doing since the early days of the KSUSA US Titles.  Also, this lines up with the Kneeboard Surfing World Titles, which offers a Pro Junior Division.  Shaun Murphy won the inaugural KSUSA Pro Junior Title with a couple of solid waves.

AAA Finalists

AAA Finalists – Tom Linn, Jason Foster, Danny Roberson, Casey Patelski – photo Joel Mayer

Congratulations to AAA Champion Tom Linn.  Tom’s victory was remarkable in that he was not able to get any recent water time and was helicopter skiing in British Columbia just one day prior to the US Titles.  Tom’s solid surfing and competitive experience earned him the victory over Jason Foster-2nd, Danny Robertson 3rd, and Casey “Cove Pad Guy” Patelski-4th.

AA Finalists

AA Finalists – Bob Woodward, Scott Hayward, Tom Caraisco, Greg Shewman – photo Joel Mayer

The AA Champion was Bob Woodward who narrowly beat out Scott Hayward for the Title.  Tom Caraiso-3rd and Greg Shewman-4th rounded out this competitive Final.


Tom Linn AAA Champ
Medals for Winners

Gigs Celliers 2018 Champ
John Mel and Brad Colwell

Brad with Joe SD winner

Alice, Cindy and Amanda


Bird's Fish Donation

Casey and Cindy

Champions poster
Chris Beresford Casa Sirena poster
Gigs Speech
Prizes
SD Joe Taylor and Brad
Max, Amanda, Taylors, Judy

It is important to recognize that the Finalists were surfing in their 5th heat of the day.  For Sam Coyne, make that 6 heats as he also surfed in the Pro Junior Final immediately after the Open Final. Congratulations to these Ironmen!

We were fortunate to have Rockin Fig return to the microphone again this year and he was joined by HB legend Mike Butler for a large part of the day.  Fig does an outstanding job during this long, 10-hour day, with hardly any breaks, all the while maintaining energy, creativity, and humor.  Together, this duo provides great commentary for those on the beach.  Thank you also to Gigs-who announces for the WSL- for also providing some commentary with Fig.

The Western Surfing Association (WSA) again collaborated with us for this year’s Titles and we thank them for helping to provide a smooth contest from start to finish.  Ed Dimick deserves recognition for organizing the overall contest schedule, heat progressions, and for working seamlessly with WSA to help them do their job efficiently and accurately.

We would like to thank those who entered the contest, and those who supported KSUSA with the Raffles and Live Auction.  Your participation and contributions are significant and are appreciated by KSUSA and help to keep US kneeboard surfing strong.  To those of you who wanted to enter but were unable to because of work or travel conflicts, or injury, we know you were with us in spirit and hope you can join us next time.

We really want to recognize and thank the Kneelo Cove Crew for coming out and supporting the US Titles and for hanging with the US kneeboard crew who showed up for the Contest.  You guys are the best and are always outstanding hosts.

I would like to thank my friends on the KSUSA Team, Joe Coyne, Jack Beresford, Ed Dimick, Tom Linn, Robb Masser, and Casey Patelski who are all are talented, hardworking, and dedicated to KSUSA’s success.  Many conference calls and much behinds-the-scenes effort is involved in making the US Titles happen.  Together, we are stoked to support kneeboard surfing and look forward to this event as much as you do!

We also had several volunteers who stepped up at a moment’s notice for various tasks as the Event unfolded.  Along with Judith Seid, Amada Faddis, and Sheryl Colwell you all helped make the Titles and the evening gathering/Awards successful and to run smoothly despite our space limitations.  Thank you all so much!

For the 2017 Titles in Oceanside we were blown away with the trophies that Curtis Odom and Sam Coyne (Trimco Hardware) designed, fabricated, engraved, and built.  But this year they outdid themselves!  The medals that the Finalists earned are truly One-Of-A-Kind; beautiful, creative, and distinctive. Thank you, Trimco Hardware, for this generous donation of the medals, and the time that was allotted for Curtis and Sam to complete this project!

Our sponsors are incredible and were essential to the overwhelming success of the 2018 Titles.  We had many faithful sponsors return this year and were able to partner with several new ones.  Joe Coyne and I did our best to recognize and promote these generous sponsors in the weeks leading up to the Titles.  We encourage you to visit their websites for more information about their products and services, and to support them as you need new boards and gear, or if you are considering a surf trip to Nicaragua.  As you interact with our sponsors please express your appreciation for their support of the KSUSA Titles.  “Support those who support our Sport!”

 

PREMIER SPONSORS

Bird’s Surf Shed-Bird Huffman, Freeline Design-John Mel, Parkes Kneeboards- David Parkes, SD Kneeboards- Joe Taylor/Mark Sweeney, Sea Craft Supply Co-Yucca Fins, Sean “Starky” Williams, Sirena Surf Lodge, Nicaragua-Greg Chrisman, Solid Sun Logistics-Tom Bissell, True Wetsuits-Matt Miller

OFFICIAL SURF SHOP AND PREMIER SPONSOR – TK’s Frog House

EVENT SPONSORS

Blue Sea Apparel, Block Surf, Bolsa Clothing, Clairemont Surf Shop, Cobian Footwear, Dangerclose Products GoPro Handles, Disorderly Images, Jeff Wallis Photography, Jeffrey Ommen Photography, Joel Mayer Pro Surf Photography, Jon Manss, Kneelo Nation, legless.tv, Mario’s Mexican Food and Cantina, Romanosky Kneeboards, Smith Optics, Stay Covered, Stonefish Skegs, Surf Systems-Cove Pads, The Blue Trip, Tide Has Turned, Tidelines Tide Calendars, Trimco Hardware, Victory Koredry, Viper Surfing Fins

Winning the traditional fish from Bird’s Surf Shed was Mark Robertson.  The Parkes custom shape kneeboard certificate winner was Max Bollinger and the Freeline custom shape kneeboard certificate and True wetsuit was won by David Rigo (traveling all the way from Italy).  Joe Coyne won the beautiful SD kneeboard package.  Bill Sharp from HB Surf School was the highest bidder for the Casa Sirena Surf Lodge-Nicaragua surf trip and my wife Sheryl and I won the watercolor painting from Jon Manss.

To our generous sponsors, we hope you can partner with us again in 2019!

Final thanks to all who attended the KSUSA US Kneeboard Titles and Kneeboard Festival either as a competitor, family member, or friend.  The camaraderie and stoke are real, and we have new Champion!

 

 

Sirena Surf Lodge – Nicaragua

KSUSA is stoked to have Sirena Surf Lodge as a Premier Sponsor of the KSUSA 2018 US Kneeboard Titles and Festival.  Nicaragua has come to be a favorite surf destination for California kneeboarders for the consistent offshore winds, uncrowded, and pumping surf.  Many know Greg Chrisman from prior trips and are impressed with his knowledge of the area, experience in operating a Lodge with the surfer in mind, and relaxed, fun-loving demeanor.  We asked Greg to share a few words about Sirena Surf Lodge.  Thank you, Greg, for your generosity and ongoing support for kneeboard surfing!


Sirena Surf Lodge: Your Own Personal Paradise

A message from the owner:  I used to go on surf trips many years ago before moving to Nicaragua and essentially embarking on a permanent surf trip.  I’ve been skunked, and I’ve scored, but most importantly I know the anxiety that comes with a surf trip all too well.  I know how important your vacation time is and how important it is to make the most of it.  When you’re a surfer it’s a thin line between heaven and hell… even though we know that the worst day surfing is better than the best day working.  That doesn’t take away the pain of spending your hard-earned vacation watching a flat ocean through the bottom of an endless stream of cold beers!  You can’t drink all the pain away…

Enter Sirena Surf Lodge… located on Punta Miramar, one of the most consistent surf breaks in Nicaragua, which is one of the most consistent locations for waves in the world.  Miramar is a punchy left breaking over a chunky reef that’s shallow enough to throw barrels pretty much every day of the year.  If you’re lucky enough to score some size, it’s a whole different animal…world class barrels directly in front of the lodge.  Pipes is a little reef break about 200 yards to the North is working just about every day of the year as well. Both spots are visible from the shade of our terrace where hammocks, Wi-Fi and cold Tonas are only a grunt away…we’ll be happy to fetch one (or 10) for you, at least once you’re surfed out.

For a surfer, Sirena Surf Lodge is Paradise.  If you like Surf Travel, you’ll be bummed you didn’t find this little part of the world sooner.  And I haven’t even told you about the break at Puerto Sandino.  Imagine Mundaka, but with warm water and no crowd… I’ll tell you more, when I see you next.  Cheers and go surf every day!

Gregory a.k.a. “Goyo” Chrisman, Owner/Operator/Guide/Cook/Handyman at Sirena Surf Lodge

 

 

 

Gregory Chrisman

Owner Proprietor Grupo Playa Pacifica/Sirena Surf Lodge

 

2018 US Kneeboard Titles and Festival Anouncement

The 2018 US Kneeboard Titles and Festival will return to Huntington Beach, CA. This event will celebrate the 15th year of Kneeboard Surfing USA sponsored competition, including 12 US Titles and one World Titles event. The Kneeboard Surfing USA Titles will be held on Friday February 16th, 2018. The last US Kneeboard Titles were held in Oceanside and were an overwhelming success.

KSUSA will partner once again with WSA to bring the contest back to Huntington Beach. WSA’s considerable experience organizing and running surf contests will help to ensure this event will be a success.

The 2018 US Kneeboard Titles will serve a US qualifying event for the 2020 World Titles in New Zealand. Results from the next two KSUSA events will be used to rank US competitors for seeding into the World Titles.

Organizing Committee Contacts
A dedicated group of Kneeboard Surfing USA volunteers and supporters are working hard behind the scenes to make this event a success. If you have any questions about the event, the entry process, or you would like to volunteer or sponsor the event, please contact the contest committee at ksusa.webmaster@gmail.com.

2018 SPONSORS – The generosity of the following sponsors make this event possible. Support those that support our sport. Please check back frequently as we add new sponsors and contest information.

——— Premier Sponsors ———
Premier Sponsors

  • To be added

———– Event Sponsors ———–

Event Sponsors

  • To be added

THE CONTEST SITE

The venue for the contest will be the Huntington Beach Pier Southside.

THE COMPETITION
2018 US Kneeboard Titles Divisions:

  • Open – All contestants
  • AAA – *
  • AA – *
  • Junior – under 21**
  • Women’s Division

* As contestants are bumped from the Open Division they will be placed in the AA and AAA division based on their open results.
** Age determined as of January 1, 2017
*** A minimum of two entries is required to run each division.

HEATS
Heats to be four to six man and of 15-20 minutes duration depending upon conditions and decided by contest director and head judge. All heat draws and results will be posted on the KSUSA website.

ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM
On-Line Registration: Click here for On-Line Registration
There is a small convenience fee for on-line registration. If you have problems with the registration process or have questions about the event, please e-mail ksusa.webmaster@gmail.com.

MANUAL MAIL-IN ENTRY FORM
If you prefer to avoid on-line transactions and save money on the convenience fee, then use the manual entry form. The deadline is January 31, 2018 for mail-in entries to allow for manual processing.
Click here for manual mail-in registration form.

ENTRY FEES

  • OPEN: $95.00
  • JUNIOR: $30.00
  • Both JUNIOR and OPEN: $30.00
  • WOMEN: $30.00
  • Both WOMEN and OPEN: $95.00

JUDGES PANEL
All judges will be selected as accredited by WSA.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Surfers must perform to the WSL judging key elements to maximize their scoring potential. Judges analyze the following major elements when scoring waves.

  • Commitment and degree of difficulty
  • Innovative and progressive maneuvers
  • Combination of major maneuvers
  • Variety of maneuvers
  • Speed, power and flow

NOTE: It’s important to note that the emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.
NOTE: The following scale may be used to describe a Ride that is scored:
0–1.9 = Poor; 2.0–3.9 = Fair; 4.0–5.9 = Average; 6.0–7.9 = Good; 8.0–10.0 = Excellent

WSA RULE BOOK
WSA Rules will be used for the contest. Click here to view the 2017 WSA Rule Book

CLIMATE IN FEBRUARY
Air Temperature: Average 70° F High/48° F Low
Water temp: average 55-61° F
Clothes: Be prepared for chilly mornings and warm sunny days
Wetsuits: 3/2 or 4/3 fullsuit
Surf: We have had god luck with fun contestable surf in Huntington Beach this time of year.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
There are numerous options for accommodation close to the contest area:

There are many lower cost accommodations within a short drive of the contest venue.

Camping: Overnight RV camping is allowed in the Huntington Beach State Park Parking Lot near the contest area. Click here for details.

EVENING FESTIVITIES:
All evening festivities will be held at a location TBD.

AUCTION AND RAFFLE MANIA
Our generous sponsors have donated boards and gear for the Auction and Raffle Mania fundraiser.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 PM – Welcome and Check-in.
Judge’s Overview of the Event
1st Round Heat Assignments Posted
Contest Gear and Raffle Ticket Sales

Friday, February 16th, 7:00 AM – Heats Commence

Friday, February 16th, 5:30 PM – Evening Festivities
Awards Ceremony
Auction and Raffle Mania!
Surf Videos and Slide Shows

HEAT ASSIGNMENTS

Heat assignments will be posted here on or before February 15th

2017 Kneeboard Surf World Titles

Contest Recap by Matt Cunningham

The 2017 ISA Cantabria World Kneeboard Championship took place September 30th through October eighth. at Playa Somo, across the bay from Santander, the charming capital of Cantabria which is one of the 17 autonomous communities that make up the country of Spain. Hosted by Kneeboard Sports Club Cantabria and organized and tirelessly promoted by Australian’s Ken Stapleton and Jim Brown , the competition featured 85 Kneelos from 14 different countries including teams from France, Spain, Tahiti, Venezuela, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Portugal, (one member) the Channel Islands (in between England and France), Australia and the United States.

The contest ran over eight days and included the Men’s and Woman’s Open division and age divisions from 15-75. In addition to fine kneeboarding, remarkable people, warm welcomes, fierce competition, friendly Pub Crawls and marauding South African Photo Pirates (here’s to you Mark Crawford), there was a multi-nation opening parade with French berets, shrimp, crab, fish and sausage Paella, beautiful green hills along the ocean that emerged from morning mists, 12th century Roman buildings standing guard, lighthouses, and a beautiful beach café run by the kneeboard club three feet from the beach that served steaming hot Spanish coffee on brisk mornings and egg, potato, cheese, sausage and bacon tortillas.

Highlights of the competition for Team USA, managed by Tom Linn and organized by Joe Coyne and Brad Colwell, included inspiring surfing heat wins by Roger Hughes where he almost exceeded the 10 wave limit (how do you do that in three foot waves), heat wins by Tom Linn, Brad Colwell, and Sam Coyne in the Open Division and a second place in the first round of the open by Matt Cunningham. Brad Colwell won the Leyende (Legend) 60-63 division with solid surfing , and the turn of all time with Tom Linn’s second thanks to his energetic indefatigable surfing. Bob Gove with one arm and more experience than just about anybody at the contest won the Immortal Championship (64-to the end of time) with a solid off the lip and reentry as the horn sounded. Sam Coyne placed second with nose to the board power surfing in the Pro Juniors (20-29) and second place along with Roger Hughes, Sam Coyne, Brad Colwell and Tom Linn of Team USA in the team competition. Joe Coyne matched up against former world champ Baden Smith in the Open Division and 2017 World Champ Michael Novokov in the Kuhunas division. In addition, Brad almost pulled of the turn of all time and Sam Coyne won most radical maneuver for his lip destroying, upside down re-entry on a Somo Beach closeout in 3 feet of water.

The winner of the 1982, 1984, 1986 Kneeboard Championships, Michael Novakov dusted off his boards, willed his recently repaired shoulder into shape and dropped in, snapped off the top and ripped the rights of Somo Beach like he does at his hometown break Alley Rights of North Narabeen Australia to win the 2017 World Kneeboarding Championship. Gavin Coleman , who put on an unearthly display of surfing in the semi -finals, joined fellow Aussies Baden (Starship Enterprise) Smith, Paul O’Neil and Englishman Karl Ward in the finals.

The event was about far more than Kneeboarding however; it was about bringing together the eccentric tribe of kneeboard surfers from all over the world to share their cultures, their stories, their families, their beer (In the case of the Australians) and their energy and passion. Tom Novakov, Michaels’s son finished Third in the Pro Juniors to American Sam Coyne and Novakov family friend Liam Taurins. Liam celebrated that evening by dancing shirtless in the rain for hours to a Spanish band commemorating a local hotel’s anniversary.

Steve Artis, legendary shaper and enforcer from Narabeen, Murray Weir ageless legend from New Zealand who could make a second career performing bullshit sign language interpretations of speeches, and many other legends of the sport helped make the 2017 World Kneeboard Championships become more than a sporting event, they made it a tribal event of a connected family from around the world. The Cantabria Kneeboard festival takes place every year in Somo in October or November. It is well worth attending. The next ISA Kneeboard Championship takes place in 2020. Let’s take a rocking American team.

2017 World Titles – Team USA

2017 World Titles – Somo Spain
Team KSUSA

Sam Coyne

Sam Coyne Surf Beach

Sam Coyne Surf Beach – photo by Steen Barnes

Age Division: Pro Juniors

Contest Experience:

  • 2004 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2005 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz – 2nd Juniors
  • 2007 Phillip Island Classic – 2nd Juniors
  • 2007 World Titles, Santa Cruz – 3rd Pro Juniors
  • 2008 KSUSA Titles, Oceanside – 2nd Juniors
  • 2008 KSUSA/WSA, Ventura – 4th
  • 2009 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz – 2nd Juniors
  • 2009 KSUSA/WSA, Salt Creek – 5th
  • 2010 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach – 3rd Juniors
  • 2011 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach
  • 2011 World Titles, Phillip Island, Australia
  • 2015 World Titles, Kiama, Australia – 2nd Pro Juniors
  • 2017 KSUSA Titles, Oceanside – 2nd

Most Memorable Contest Experience:

What boards are you taking:

Sponsors: SD Surf Boards (Joe Taylor, Sweeny), Surf Systems/Cove Pads (Casey Patelsky), Kneelo Nation (Tom Fish)

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain: Pulpo y Jamon


Brad Colwell

Brad at Maccas

Age Division: Legends

Contest Experience:

  • All KSUSA Titles 2004-2017
  • World Titles in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015
  • NSSA in 2013-14
  • Wildcoast Dempey Holder Ocean Festival 2012-2017

Most Memorable Contest Experience: KSUSA Titles in 2011 at Huntington Pier, winning the AA Division after 30 minutes of non-stop paddling and getting a buzzer beater that was my highest scoring wave. My first time to win a division.

What boards are you taking: Just one this time, my newest Flashpoint. It’s a 5’7″ rounded square tail thruster. Bruce Hart has created another beauty for me!

Sponsors: None personally, but I’m stoked for the generosity of the kneeboard shapers who have supported, and continue to support KSUSA and kneeboarding around the world.

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain: Being able to share the experience with my family, and to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

 


Matt Cunningham

Matt Cunningham

Age Division: KahunaContest Experience:

  • 2017 KSUSA Titles, Oceanside – 2nd

Most Memorable Contest Experience:

What boards are you taking:

Sponsors:

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain:

 


Tom Linn

Tom Linn

Age Division:  Legend

Contest Experience:

  • 1986 Amateur World Titles – 4th
  • 2002 World Titles, AUS, Masters – 3rd
  • 2003 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2004 USSF US Championships, Oceanside – 4th
  • 2004 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz, Open – 3rd
  • 2005 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2007 World Titles, Santa Cruz, Grandmasters – Champion
  • 2008 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2009 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2009 World Titles, Opunake, New Zealand
  • 2010 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach, AAA – 2nd
  • 2011 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach

Most Memorable Contest Experience:

What boards are you taking:

Sponsors:

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain:

 


Roger Hughes

 

Age Division: Veteran

Contest Experience:

  • 2004 US Titles Santa Cruz: Second place AA division and Most Radical Maneuver trophy, which to this day is the trophy I’m most proud to own. This contest was at Pleasure Point.
  • 2005 US Titles Santa Cruz: 2nd Place, in the open. This contest was at Steamer Lane.
  • 2009 US Titles Santa Cruz: First place AA division, which by far were the best waves I have ever surfed at Steamer Lane.
  • 2014 US Titles Huntington Pier: Third place AAA. The difference between this contest and the other contests was everyone was surfing at their prime. It seemed to me the common denominator was Bruce Hart’s Flashpoint surfboards, I was sold.
  • 2017 US Titles Oceanside: Third place AAA Division.

What boards are you taking:  I will be taking two Flashpoints to Spain. 6-0 chop tail and a 6-0 rounded pintail

My sponsor is O’Neil Surf Shop.  They have been taking care of me for over 30 years.  I’m not on the local team which is a couple of free suits a year and a decent discount.  Rest In Peace Jack O’Neil.

I am really looking forward to getting together with a lot of other Knee-boarders, some I’ve met and some I have not. I sure hope mother nature is on our side, and joins us.  I would love to see great kneeboarding on good waves, it looks like a perfect venue for kneeboarding.

 


Joe Coyne

Joe Coyne at Maccas

Joe Coyne 

Age Division:  Kahuna

Contest Experience:

  • KSUSA US Titles 2004 through 2017
  • Kneeboard Surfing World Titles 2007 Santa Cruz
  • Kneeboard Surfing World Titles 2011 Phillip Island, Australia
  • Kneeboard Surfing World Titles 2015 Kiama, Australia

Most Memorable Contest Experience:

What boards are you taking: Flashpoint 5’8” chop tail, and Flashpoint 5’10” rounded pin tail

Sponsors:  As an active member of KSUSA, I feel like I’m supported by all of the generous sponsors that support KSUSA.  Special thanks to the long term support from kneeboard shapers Bruce Hart – Flashpoint/Hart Design, John Mel – Freeline, David Parkes – Parkes Kneeboards, and Bud McCray – Blast.

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain:

 


Bob Gove

Bob Gove

Age Division: Immortals

Contest Experience:

  • 2003 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2004 World Titles, Tahiti
  • 2004 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2005 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2007 World Titles, Santa Cruz, ROBs – 2nd
  • 2008 KSUSA Titles, Oceanside
  • 2009 KSUSA Titles, Santa Cruz
  • 2009 World Titles, Opunake, New Zealand
  • 2010 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach, Open – 4th
  • 2011 KSUSA Titles, Huntington Beach, AAA – Champion
  • 2011 World Titles, Phillip Island, Australia

Most Memorable Contest Experience:

Shaper:  James Mangano, K58

What boards are you taking:

Sponsors:

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain: The Orange one

 


Dave Grgas

Dave Grgas

Dave Grgas

Age Group: Veterans

Contest Experience:

  • Cantabria Kneeboard Festival 2014, 2016.
  • Kneeboard Surfing World Titles Kiama, Australia 2015

What boards are you taking: 6’3″ Parkes quad

What are you looking forward to the most in Spain:  Looking forward to some good times