2011 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships Presented by Nike 6.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTICS GO OFF IN EXCELLENT SURF CONDITIONS AT SALT CREEK! Mira Costa College, San Clemente High School, Huntington Beach High School and Shorecliffs Middle School take team gold! (Huntington Beach, Ca - June 20, 2011) - The 2011 National Interscholastic Championships presented by Nike 6.0 witnessed a phenomenal marathon three days of performance surfing from the top college, high school and middle school surfers from around the country. The Interscholastics were blessed with a building southwest swell which pumped in excellent 4-5 foot surf at Salt Creek. 17 college teams, 12 high schools and 9 middle schools combined for nearly 370 competitors in the Interscholastic Championships. Team spirit was at an all-time high as hungry surfers competed passionately for the gold for their nationally ranked schools. In an exciting battle for first in the College Championships, Mira Costa edged out the defending 12-time National Champion UC Santa Barbara by a score of 107-106. The victory gave its Mira Costa‚s third National Championship and first since 2004. Running neck and neck with Santa Barbara going into the final rounds, Mira Costa‚s rise to the top of the podium was attributed to Brent Reilly‚s victory in the College Mens and Dayton Silva who was performing double duty placing in both the Mens and Longboard finals. Reilly, who won a National High School Mens title surfing for Carlsbad High in 2008, was on a dominating level at Salt Creek. His polished and explosive frontside attack was a perfect fit for the steep Salt Creek lefthanders. UC Santa Barbara‚s Lipoa Kahaleuahi successfully defended her 2010 National College Womens title and Troy Mothershead broke through for his first National Interscholastic Longboard title bringing his career National title count up to four. Mothershead had won an Explorer title in 2006 and an Explorer and Open title in 2007 and will now add an Interscholastic title to his resume. Top ranked San Clemente High School marched to their eleventh National title in a decisive 111-103 victory over Edison High School. Both San Clemente and Edison came out of the gates with tremendous momentum in the first two rounds jumping to a huge points advantage over the rest of their opponents. San Clemente led throughout the contest but Edison was still in the game until the semifinals when they lost their remaining Mens team competitors. San Clemente‚s Breyden Taylor battled hard with runner-up Blake Davis in the hotly contested High School Men‚s final. Taylor sealed it when he detonated on a heat high 7.5 wave score which was enough to edge Davis for the win and take home his first career National title. Taylor has become one of the standout surfers this season clinching his first NSSA conference in the Southwest Explorer Juniors division. He will be one of the leading contenders for a National title when that tier of the 2011 National Championships continues in Huntington Beach June 26-July 3. Laguna Beach‚s Taylor Pitz claimed her first National Championship in the High School Womens. Pitz, who was also a Southwest Conference Champion this season, will eye another title in the prestigious Open Womens category when the Nationals hits southside of the HB Pier next week. Huntington Beach‚s Tony Bartovich took the Longboard title. In the National Junior Varsity competition, Huntington Beach took a close 53-51 decision over Edison. This was HB‚s first trip to the winners podium at the National Interscholastic Championships since their Varsity team‚s victory in 1998. Edison‚s Dylan Aragon took the Junior Varsity Mens title while Huntington Beach‚s Paige Ortiz and Taylor McDole claimed victories in Junior Varsity Womens and Longboard respectively. Shorecliffs Middle School secured their ninth National title and sixth in a row. Their domination of the Nationals with another talented group of surfers shined as they jumped out to an overwhelming lead after round 2. They won the event with a massive point spread in a 136-74 victory over Dwyer. In a stacked Middle School Boys final, Shorecliffs team member Colt Ward took the National Middle School Boys title over last year‚s champ Kanoa Igarashi. Aviara Oaks team member Kylie Loveland claimed her first National title winning the Middle School Girls division and Shorecliffs‚ Mason Shaw won the Longboard. CBS SPORTS ALT GAMES EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE For the first time, the NSSA College Surfing Championships will be featured on national television as part of CBS Sports Network‚s coverage of The Alt Games. Highlights from the College Surfing Championships will be part of a special one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular airing on CBS on Saturday, June 25 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET). Following the CBS Sports show, more surfing action will be featured on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, June 25 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, June 26 (3:00-5:00 PM, ET). For full programming information, log on to www.cbssportsnetwork.com. The 2011 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships is presented by Nike 6.0 and proud to have support from Huntington Surf and Sport, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, CBS Sports and Laguna Art College. The NSSA is a member of Surfing America, the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The NSSA National Interscholastic Championships is the sixth of seven events in the 2011 NSSA Championship Series. The 2011 Championship Series events include the Interscholastic State Championships at Huntington Beach Pier March 5-7 (completed), the Hawaii Championships at Kewalo Basin, Oahu, HI March 15-20 (completed); the East Coast Championships at New Smyrna Beach Inlet, FL April 7-10 (completed); the NSSA Jr. Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA April 9 (completed); the West Coast Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA May 18-22 (completed); the National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek, Ca June 16-18 and the National Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA June 26-July 3. THE SCOREBOARD - RESULTS 2011 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS SALT CREEK, DANA POINT, CA NATIONAL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS COLLEGE TEAM 1. Mira Costa 107 2. UC Santa Barbara 106 3. University of North Carolina Wilmington 87 4. San Diego State University 84 5. Point Loma Gold 81 6. Saddleback 67 7. Florida Tech 58 8. University of North Florida 56 9. CSU San Marcos 52 10. University of San Diego 51 11. USC 48 12. Flagler 46 13. University of Central Florida 44 14. CSU Long Beach 41 =15. Point Loma Green 23 UC San Diego 23 17. Daytona COLLEGE MENS 1. Brent Reilly-Mira Costa 14.33 2. Dough Van Mierlo-SDSU 11.57 3. Ben Powell-UNCW 9.93 4. Dayton Silva-Mira Costa 9.16 5. Sebastian Moreno-Florida Tech 8.37 6. Theo Lewitt-UCSB 5.84 COLLEGE WOMENS 1. Lipoa Kahaleuahi-UCSB 10.33 2. Kaleigh Gilchrist-USC 9.80 3. Amy Nicholl-UCF 9.16 4. Marissa Shaw-SDSU 8.77 5. Erika Cook-CSULB 8.33 6. Leilani Pickett-UNCW 7.10 COLLEGE LONGBOARD 1. Troy Mothershead-Point Loma 14.83 2. Kevin Osborne-UCSB 12.63 3. Dennis White-Saddleback 8.57 4. Dayton Silva-Mira Costa 8.33 5. Mick Rodgers-CSUSM 6.54 6. Drake Courie-UNCW 5.74 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM 1. San Clemente 111 2. Edison 103 3. Newport Harbor 90 4. Huntington Beach 64 5. Malibu 57 6. Laguna Beach 55 7. Kamehameha 50 8. Mira Costa 45 9. Jupiter 41 10. Melbourne 38 11. Palos Verdes 17 12. Marina 11 HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY MENS 1. Breyden Taylor-San Clemente 11.50 2. Blake Davis-Newport Harbor 11.16 2. Ezekiel Lau-Kamehameha 9.73 4. Derek Peters-Huntington Beach 9.60 5. Trevor Thornton-San Clemente 6.83 6. Tanner Rozunko-San Clemente 6.24 HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS 1. Taylor Pitz-Laguna Beach 12.50 2. Shelby Detmers-Newport Harbor 3. Jasset Umbel-Jupiter 8.17 4. Emily Ruppert-Melbourne 5. Anise Guzman-Edison 6. Emmy Lombard-San Clemente HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY LONGBOARD 1. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach 10.57 2. Shaun Thompson-Edison 10.54 3. Fisher Grant-Melbourne 10.27 4. Kelly Zaun-Mira Costa 9.43 5. Eli Gillis-San Clemente 8.97 6. Kris Williams-Laguna Beach 5.90 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (JUNIOR VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM 1. Huntington Beach 53 2. Edison 51 3. Marina 14 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MENS 1. Dylan Aragon-Edison 11.97 2. Cameron Faris-Huntington Beach 10.10 3. Dane McCrystal-Huntington Beach 8.17 4. Jordan Robinson-Edison 8.10 5. Tony Morelli-Edison 6.63 6. Taylor McDole-Huntington Beach 6.10 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS 1. Paige Ortiz-Huntington Beach 5.53 2. Torrey Miethke-Edison 2.97 3. Haley Handy-Huntington Beach 1.37 4. Brittany Gingrich-Edison 0.40 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY LONGBOARD 1. Taylor McDole-Huntington Beach 6.94 2. Nathan Thompson-Edison 5.50 3. Nico Emmer-Marina 2.30 NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM 1. Shorecliffs A 136 2. Dwyer 74 3. Aviara Oaks 68 4. Marco Forster 49 5. Shorecliffs "B" 47 6. Thurston 42 7. Kamehameha 40 8. Sowers 28 9. Bernice Ayer 26 MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS 1. Colt Ward-Shorecliffs 13.34 2. Kanoa Igarashi-Dwyer 10.24 3. Daniel Tieman-Shorecliffs 8.13 4. Imaikalani DeVault-Kamehameha 7.66 5. Griffin Colapinto-Shorecliffs 6.53 6. Mitchell Arterburn-Aviara Oaks MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS 1. Kylie Loveland-Aviara Oaks 11.83 2. Tia Blanco-Shorecliffs 11.03 3. Sawyer Gilley-Aviara Oaks 6.40 4. Kirra Connolly-Shorecliffs 5.96 5. Mackie Albertson-Sowers 2.77 6. Kawai DeVault-Kamehameha 1.87 MIDDLE SCHOOL LONGBOARD 1. Mason Shaw-Shorecliffs 11.40 2. Kyle Perez-Marco Forster 9.60 3. Rio Donaldson-Bernice Ayer 8.07 4. Dylan Cox-Shorecliffs 6.76 5. Jordan Collins-Aviara Oaks 5.50 6. Kahiamaikalani Walker-Kamehameha 4.84 NSSA OFFICIAL SPONSORS Apparel & Footwear Sponsor: Nike 6.0 Surf Shop Sponsor: Huntington Surf & Sport Wax Sponsor: Sex Wax Print Media Sponsor: Surfing Magazine Broadcast Partner: CBS College Sports Network Water and Energy Drink Sponsor: Vitamin Water Restaurant Sponsor: Daphne's California Greek Partner: 5 Points Plaza Graphic Design College: Laguna College Member Organization: SurfingAmerica.org ### NSSA PO Box 495 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 http://www.nssa.org

Film Review: Hana Surf Girls starring Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Lipoa Kahaleuahi

[youtube width="608" height="366" video_id="P-DGB_C9uYM"] Hana Surf Girls - Starring Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Lipoa Kahaleuahi Produced by Bison Films | Directed by Russ Spencer | DVD available at hanasurfgirls.com Reviewed by Chris Grant If you're strictly looking for a pre-surf amp film, this isn't it. However, if you're looking for a surf movie filled with soul, friends, family, love, tears and breathtaking scenery, Hana Surf Girls fits the bill perfectly. I sat down to view Hana Surf Girls on a cloudy, onshore, non-surf day and to be honest, I wasn't in a super good mood when I pressed the play button on the DVD player. When the film was over though, I felt refreshed, hopeful and deeply appreciative of the wonderful life we lead as surfers. The film is narrated by its two stars, Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Lipoa Kahaleuahi, and it follows each surfer as they share their experiences growing up in Hana and the challenges that lie ahead as they choose the paths they'll take as young adults. Lipoa's journey takes her to California to attend UCSB while Monyca focuses on her budding career as a professional surfer. While the surfing of both Monyca and Lipoa is red-hot, the surf footage in this movie serves in an almost supporting role to the true star, the community of Hana. The spirit of Hana is particularly touching during Monyca's high school graduation ceremony. Monyca's entire graduating class consists of only eighteen students. Unlike the vast majority of other schools in the United States where graduation consists of having your name called by a school district official, each and every student in Monyca's graduating class gets to address the audience and publicly honor those family, friends and community members who had a hand in the shaping of each of their lives. Smiles, laughs and tears flow freely and it was a beautiful display of the special community that Monyca and Lipoa grew up in. Lipoa Kahaleuahi was especially touching in the film and the spirit of aloha she carries with her is clearly evident as she works through family challenges and the transition from the peaceful environment of Hana to California's hectic pace as shown in the visually ridiculous UCSB Floatopia. Her message of "helping people in need without being asked to help" weaves its way in not only her own life but in the lifestyle of the entire community of Hana where they continually come together for the benefit of their neighbors. In short, I dug Hana Surf Girls! Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the DVD at hanasurfgirls.com. It's a truly wonderful film!
Film Description from the DVD Case Hana is one of the most isolated places in the Hawaiian Islands. Men still make fishing nets by hand and hunt pig on the side of the Heleakula Crater. The high school graduation class has 18 students. Sixty percent of the population is still ethinic Hawaiian. There's no McDonalds, no malls, and no makeup counters. It's often called "The Last Hawaiian Place." It is also home to two very special surfers, Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Lipoa Kahaleuahi. Each is a native of Hana. Each has grown up in the water and learned to dance hula and make leis. And each has also just come up against what all kids from Hana ultimately face. You're 18. You've grown up in paradise. Now what? This engaging, unusual documentary scores on many levels. First, it allows us into the previously private world of Hana. We join local surf contests, get immersed in the Hana way of life, and enjoy the stunning natural beauty that shapes local culture. But most of all, the film tells the poignant, real-life story of two determined girls who embrace their traditional Hawaiian values as they successfully move into their adult lives.