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Girls Enjoy Pumping Conditions At Marathon NSSA Event

NSSA Southwest Explorer Conference 17/18

Report by Liv Stokes
Photo by Kurt Steinmetz
The NSSA (National Scholastic Surf Series) ran their Southwest Explorer events at Ponto Jetties in Carlsbad,on October 7-8.  Due to the cancellation of the prior event on their calendar, which was due to small waves, the NSSA ran double events on each day.
On Saturday, the surfers found pumping waves in the 5′ – 8′ range.  The conditions in the morning were extremely clean with open faces easily accessible to both the longboarders and shortboarders.  By the afternoon the conditions changed significantly as the wind picked up.
Ella McCaffray, who won four events in the girls’ shortboard divisions, and two women’s events over the course of the weekend, said of Saturday’s event, “North County hasn’t had much surf lately, so it was really exciting to get the best surf of the year at the NSSA.”On Sunday, the waves were in the 4′-6′
On Sunday, the waves were in the 4′-6′ range, but remained extremely blown out.  The conditions were very challenging, but the surfers remained positive and really made the most of it.  Brooke Young, who won one of the Women’s division on Sunday, said, “The conditions were choppy and had a rough rip current going through the lineup, so it was about luck and timing.”
The next NSSA Southwest Explorer events will be held March 24 -25 in Huntington Beach.

RESULTS EXPLORER EVENT #3

EXPLORER WOMENS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Brooke Young-San Diego
EXPLORER GIRLS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Marlee Lovell-Oceanside
3rd – Olivia Lusby-Redondo Beac
4th – Elle Emery-Laguna Niguel
5th – Mimi Sullivan-Los Angeles
6th – Reese Hartnett-San Clemente

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD
1st – Liv Stokes-Aliso Viejo
2nd – Brooke Young-San Diego

EXPLORER EVENT #4

EXPLORER WOMENS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Brooke Young-San Diego
3rd – Kayla Little-Huntington Beach

EXPLORER GIRLS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Olivia Lusby-Redondo Beach
3rd – Emily Anderson-Costa Rica
4th – Mimi Sullivan-Los Angeles

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD
1st – Liv Stokes-Aliso Viejo
2nd – Brooke Young-San Diego  

EXPLORER EVENT #5

EXPLORER WOMENS
1st – Brooke Young-San Diego
2nd – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff

EXPLORER GIRLS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Marlee Lovell-Oceanside
3rd – Olivia Lusby-Redondo Beach
4th – Reese Hartnett-San Clemente
5th – Mimi Sullivan-Los Angeles

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD

1-Brooke Young-San Diego

EXPLORER EVENT #6

EXPLORER WOMENS
1st – Brooke Young-San Diego
2nd – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
3rd – Olivia Barger-San Diego
4th – Emily Anderson-Costa Rica

EXPLORER GIRLS
1st – Ella McCaffray-Cardiff
2nd – Olivia Barger-San Diego
3rd – Mimi Sullivan-Los Angeles
4th – Olivia Lusby-Redondo Beach

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD
1st – Liv Stokes-Aliso Viejo
2nd – Brooke Young-San Diego

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