On Saturday, Aug. 10, Surf Happens held its second-annual Board Riders U14 Surf and Skate contest at Santa Claus Lane. Fifty local youth participated in the event in one- to three-foot surf and clean conditions.

The premise of the competition was “low pressure and high fun,” according to Surf Happens owner Chris Keet. Three age divisions—U8, U12 and U14—gave competitors the opportunity to test themselves against their peers both in surfing and skateboarding on the Surf Happens shop ramp on Santa Claus Lane.

“U14 was the biggest skate division,” Keet noted, “and it was clear from the get-go that the lads had the intention of showing the judges and everyone on hand their skills.” Bree Smith won the Wahines division in surfing with power and style, as well as savvy competitive skills. Smith is “one to look for in the future,” Keet said, “she surfed like a WQS stand out.”

Surf Results

U 8 Push-in Division

Charlie De Groot

Avery Oretsky

Jack Keet

Ryker Abing

Henry Goldstein

Coral Castorino/ Kai Landers

U8

Maddox Keet

Eli Sears

Avery Oretsky

Mason Powers

William Bertelsem

Jack Keet

U10

Ronin Castorino

Hawkins Darrah

Dominic Arce

Eli Sears

Beckett Eason

Maddox Keet

U12

Maddox Keet

Ronin Castorino

Aiden Albada

Dominic Arce

Joey Penueta

Louis Waters

U14

Curtis Jacobs

Caleb Faoro

Hamilton Jacobs

Logan Curry

Holden Osborne

Joey Penueta

Wahines U17

Bree Smith

Jesse Engel

Malaya Morente

Coral Castorino

Skateboard Results

U8

Jack Keet

Maddox Keet

Kai Landers

Mason Powers

U10

Tait Likens

Sawyer Abing

Santi Greenberg

Dominic Aguilar

U12

Koa Guy

Tait Likens

Bobby Comstock

Santi Greenberg

Dominic Arce

U14

Morgan Ellis

Logan Curry

Holden Osborne

Ryder Sapp

2019 Surf and Skate Champions

U8

Maddox Keet

U10

Dominic Arce

U12

Santi Greenberg

U14

Logan Curry

Carver Skate Jam

Dominic Arce

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