Locals fare well at Atlantic Surfing Championships

IMG_8535The Atlantic Surfing Championship was held this past weekend in Sebastian Inlet, Florida and several local surfers walked away with titles.

Held in building surf Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, over 200 competitors came together to determine the best on the East Coast.

Garden City Beach’s Micha Cantor hoisted the trophy for open mens, while also placing third in the under 16 category.

Pawleys Island’s Emory McClary won the U18 girls, U16 girls, and the U18 longboard divisions to complete the hat trick.  Adding to the McClary trophy room, Leldon McClary won the 18U womens longboard division.

Surfside’s Adam Dills placed first in mens longboard while Murrells Inlet’s Phil Jackson placed second. Antwoine Langley, a native of Pawleys Island, placed second in the Mens division.

Terry Green picked up wins in both ladies and womens shortboard, while Myrtle Beach’s Liz Hicks placed second in both divisions and 4th in womens longboard.

Defending U10 boys champion Morgan Weaver proved once again to be the best in that category.

Pawleys Island added another finalist as Triston Finley placed 4th in U18 longboard and Myrtle Beach’s Bree Labiak put up a fourth place finish in U12.

Atlantic Surfing Federation Executive Director Phil Jackson called the event a success, “Friday was small and choppy, but as the conditions improved and the swell began to build through the weekend, the competitors adapted well. We had 81 heats over 3 days and the kids did great and surfed really well.”

Photo Credit: Kent Flickin NimbusGSS

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