East Coast Surfing Championships
The East Coast Surfing Championships were held in Virginia Beach from August 23-27th. With clean 2' - 3' surf, the action ran over five days with ASP events in men's, women's, juniors and longboard divisions.
Aaron Cormican from Florida was awarded first place in the 44th Annual East Coast Surfing Championships for the second year in a row. The perfect execution of his patented "Gorkin" inverted aerial in the semifinal earnt him a score of 9.75 out of a possible 10, securing first place and $25,000 prize purse.
In the women's event, history was made as 13-year old Californian Courtney Conlogue dominated the entire week amassing the five top-scoring waves in her division en route to the podium to pick up her $5,000 prize.
The ASP $5,000 grade-one Pro Junior division was hotly contested with Nick Rozsa taking out fellow Americans Nils Schweizer, Eric Geiselman and Chris Ropero in the finals.
The ASP $5,000 one-star Longboard event saw Mikey DeTemple noseriding his way to a victory over Alex Knost, Josh Autrey and Joseph Aaron.
The next event on the ASP North America tour will be the Newport Pro presented by Jeep at Newport Beach, California from September 20–24th.
For more information, log onto www.aspnorthamerica.org or www.aspworldtour.com.
WQS Two-Star Men Final
- 1 - $5,000 Aaron Cormican (USA)
- 2 - $2,500 Kyle Garson (USA)
- 3 - $2,000 Alek Parker (USA)
WQS One-Star Women Final
- 1 - $2,000 Courtney Conlogue (USA)
- 2 - $900 Anastasia Ashley (HAW)
- 3 - $600 Maria Gonzales (PRI)
Grade-1 Pro Junior Final
- 1 - $2,000 Nick Rozsa (USA)
- 2 - $900 Nils Schweizer (USA)
- 3 - $600 Eric Geiselman (USA)
WQS 1-Star Longboard Final
- 1 - $2,000 Mikey DeTemple (USA)
- 2 - $900 Alex Knost (USA)
- 3 - $600 Josh Autrey (USA)