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Big surf rolls through Ventura for latest NSSA event



NSSA Southwest Conference Open Season #9

National Scholastic Surfing Association
C Street Pipe, Ventura California
27 - 28 February 2016

Solid west/northwest swell offers overhead rights with long, peeling walls

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 March, 2016 - The latest NSSA Southwest Conference Open season event rolled through Ventura this pas weekend with Kade Matson, Kirra Pinkerton and others enjoying the solid surf on tap.

Kade Matson: A first place in Juniors and second place in Open Mens has San Clemente's Kade Matson clinching for both the Open Mens and Open Juniors Conference titles with one event still remaining on the schedule. The finals showing in the Mens is his seventh straight. At 13 years and 9 months old, Kade becomes the youngest surfer ever to claim an Open Mens conference title. He has two wins in the Mens this season and three wins in the Juniors.

Kirra Pinkerton: Kirra Pinkerton may be from the San Clemente hotbed of amazing surf breaks but she shines like a Ventura local in the waves at C Street. At last year's event, she scored a perfect 10 en route to the Open Girls victory. This year, history repeated itself when she took command in the Open Girls final winning it with huge wave scores of a near perfect 9.60 ride and an 8.33. She also took an impressive second place in the premier Open Womens category.

The Southwest Conference Open Season is regarded as the leading competition for west coast surfers. Divisions are offered in Men's, Juniors, Boys, Mini Groms, Womens and Girls.  This event was the eighth of 10 events in the Southwest Conference Open Season series. The NSSA Open Season is open to student surfers only.     

Many thanks to the Dana Point Beaches and Harbors, Salt Creek, lifeguards and the NSSA staff for assisting us in staging a professional quality event for the prestigious Southwest Open Season series. 

The NSSA Southwest Conference is proud to have support from Body Glove, Huntington Surf and Sport, Java Point, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, Scosche and Channel Islands.



1. Liam Gloyd-Carlsbad
2. Kade Matson-San Clemente
3. Jordy Collins-Carlsbad
4. Josiah Amico-Ventura

1. Kade Matson-San Clemente
2. Dimitri Poulos-Ventura
3. Tommy McKeown-Oxnard
4. Jabe Sweirkocki-Ventura

1. Taj Lindblad-San Clemente
2. Levi Slawson-Encinitas
3. Jett Schilling-San Clemente
4. Nicholas Coli-San Clemente

1. Dane Matson-San Clemente
2. Cole McCaffray-Cardiff
3. Lucas Owston-Oceanside
4. Jake Chandler-Pacific Palisades

1. Bethany Zelasko-Dana Point
2. Kirra Pinkerton-San Clemente
3. Alyssa Spencer-Carlsbad
4. Tiare Thompson-La Jolla

1. Kirra Pinkerton-San Clemente
2-Samantha Sibley-San Clemente
3. Alyssa Spencer-Carlsbad
4. Tiare Thompson-La Jolla

Janice Aragon

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