NSSA Hawaii Girls Results from Pine Trees

22nd February 2015

2-4 foot waves at Pine Trees on The Big Island of Hawaii, was perfect for the National Scholastic Surf Association NSSA event this weekend.

The girls had a great day in the water ripping around some fun sections in warm 25 degrees C water. Was great to see the water woman skills of Kelta O’Rourke taking out the Longboards division and doing so well in the shortboards as well.

15 year old Emily Nishimoto who took out the Women’s division said “Conditions were a little tricky but there were fun rights with good off-shore winds. I’m super stoked to win the division against the other girls who were ripping!” Emily says she’s looking forward to the NSSA Regionals in 3 weeks!

Gabriela Bryan had a massive day of big results winning 3 of the divisions and taking 2nd in another. This 12 year old girl is on FIRE! Gabriela said she had a great day with a number of places. She said “Everyone was ripping and the waves were firing. Thank you so much to NSSA Hawaii for hosting the event and putting on such a great contest.”

Explorer Women’s Final Results

1. Emily Nishimoto
2. Gabriela Bryan
3. Julie Nishimoto
4. Keala Tomoda-Bannert

Explorer Girl’s Final Results

1. Gabriela Bryan
2. Kelta O’Rourke
3. Julie Nishimoto
4. Tabbi Knudson

Open Women’s Results

1. Gabriela Bryan
2. Kelta O’Rourke
3. Emily Nishimoto
4. Keala Tomoda-Bannert

Open Girls Results

1. Gabriela Bryan
2. Keala Tomoda-Bannert
3. Julie Nishimoto
4. Tabbi Knudson

Open Explorer Women’s Longboard Results

1. Kelta O’Rourke
2. Tabbi Knudson
3. Riley Pardini


Women's Longboard finalists at Pine Trees 2015

Women’s Longboard finalists at Pine Trees 2015

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.

The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.

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