Leila Hurst © Julie Hurst
Hurst collects a total of 5 NSSA National titles
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 July, 2011 : - - On Sunday July 3rd, 2011 Leila Hurst was able to put her amateur career to rest with 5 NSSA National titles including the coveted Open Women's title. She went into to Nationals as Hawaii's top seeded women. Leila started her campaign by winning the Explorer and Open women's divisions at NSSA Regionals(Hawaii), leading up to Huntington Beach CA.
Hurst was able to showcase her ability as a well rounded competitor. At the beginning of the event the wave were punchy and consistent during her run at the Explorer title. At the later part of the event the waves were less that marginal, not offering much for big scores but Leila's sure footed approach proved her well in the Finals.
"I was really hoping to walk away from NSSA with a strong finish and an Open Women's title under my belt. The waves were not exactly perfect, but pacients was key. I only caught 4 waved in my 30 minute final, the waves were very slow but no complaints, I'll take a win anytime!!!" said Leila
After the event Leila headed back to Kauai to celebrate with her parents and friends. She will be heading back to the mainland in the next few weeks to gear up for the US Open. Leila has had a incredible 2011 season by also placing 2nd at the Quiksilver USA Championships the week prior to Nationals and a win at Volcom's VQS event at Seaside Ca.
Once again, Thank you all for your support of Leila and the Hurst family. With you support she was able to compete to the best of her ability and bring home the Open title that she has always wanted to win.
Leila is Supported by: Vans, Von Zipper, Skull Candy, Sticky Bumps, Schaper Surfboards, Tonic, Kona Red.
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Team - Surfersvillage