The Best Under 18 Surfers Gun for National Titles and a Spot on USA Surfing’s National Teams

The Finals Day brackets are set for a showdown among the nation's best under 18 surfers in building Lowers swell. After four days of fierce battles between 250 of the nation’s best under 18 surfers at USA Surfing Championship at Lower Trestles – 47 surfers emerged as semifinalists who will compete to become national champions. The young surfers represent a mix of surfers from the East Coast, West Coast and Hawaii.



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“We should see the nerves settle in as surfers will be gunning for the title of the best surfer in the nation in their respective divisions,” said Simmons.

USA Surfing Championship presented by Playa Bowls is the season finale of Prime Series events on both coasts, and other qualifiers across the Mainland and Hawaii. The USA Surfing Championship titles earned through the history of the event have gone on to the World Surf League Championship Tour and the Olympic Games.



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More swell continues to build out of both the south and northwest. Surfers took advantage of the sloping rippable walls.


“Some surfed their way into the semifinals and onto the USA junior team. Power and rail surfing reigned supreme once again in classic Lower conditions as the kids reveled in the hundreds yard long walls,” Coach Ryan Simmons said.

See semifinal and finals brackets below.


Tune in for the live webcast at usasurfing.org or on @fueltv, or come down to Lower Trestles at San Onofre State Park and witness history!

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BOYS U12 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Zion Walla

Tanner Sandvig

Sebastian Peters


Heat 2

Luke Lopez

Merrik Mochkatel

Athan Robertson


GIRLS U12 FINALS

Ruby Stringfellow

Zoey Kaina

Peeta Kenworthy

Teagan Meza


BOYS U14 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Lucas Senkbeil-Cassity

Gavin Bren

Quaid Fahrion

Ian Honda


Heat 2

Zolten Poulsen

Kingston Panebianco

Kahlil Pineres-Schooley

Nolan Senn


GIRLS U14 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Eden Walla

Skai Suitt

Alana Lopez

Chesney Guinotte


Heat 2

Zoie Zietz

Lanea Mons

Reid Van Wagoner

Mia McLeish


GIRLS U16 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Eden Walla

Bella Kenworthy

Sara Freyre

Talia Swindal


Heat 2

Malia Moana Lima

Avery McDonald

Vaihitimahana Inso

Daya McCart


BOYS U16 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Jack Ziets

Cannon Carr

Jackson Dorian


Heat 2

Rylan Beavers

Lucas Senkbeil-Cassity

Dylan Young


GIRLS U18 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Zoe Benedetto

Vaihiti Inso

Bella Kenworthy

Puamakamae Desoto


Heat 2

Sawyer Lindblad

Nora Liotta

Talia Swindal

Lisa Boos


BOYS U18 SEMIFINALS

Heat 1

Lucas Owston

Oliver Zietz

Rylan Beavers


Heat 2

Luke Tema

Kai Kushner

Kai Martin