After a one week postponement, the 2013-2014 TGSA State Championship Event was called on for June 7th and 8th at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi! Saturday kicked off the event at 9am with sunny skies and winds in the 20-25mph range. Waves were in the waist to chest high range with some swift current moving down the beach to the north, creating some challenging conditions for all! Although in abundance on the shore, the seaweed was confined to the beach break, leaving the open water fairly clear for the competitors. Groms and longboard divisions were held Saturday and in spite of some chop, had some great heats.
Texas State Champions for the 2013-2014 season are:
Micro Groms – Kason Wells; Mini Groms – Hunter Martinez; Mini Girls – Isabelle Kryger; Groms – Ian Appling; Boys – Kelly Scroggs; Girls – Maddie Garlough; Junior Men – Riley Brown; Junior Women – Maddie Garlough; Men – Kris Hopkins; Women – Tasha Rivard; Masters – Zach May; Senior Men – Chico Martinez; Legends – Kirk Pearson; Junior Longboard – Nathan Marney; Women Longboard – Olive Smith; Men Longboard – Bubba Gainan; Senior Longboard – Frank Floyd; Air – Hector Ordonez; Open Longboard – Morgan Faulkner; and Open Shortboard – Hector Ordonez.
Team awards for the 2013-2014 State Championships are: 1st Dockside Red, 2nd Board House A, 3rd Underground A and 4th Dockside White.
Season Points Champions for 2013-2014 are:
Micro Groms – Connor Kryger; Mini Groms – Dallas Cunningham; Mini Girls – Mia Marr; Groms – Ian Appling; Boys – Nathan Marney; Girls – Maddie Garlough; Junior Women – Aransas Blaha; Junior Men – Nathan Marney; Men – Kris Hopkins; Women – Mirah Almond; Masters – Kris Hopkins; Senior Men – Chico Martinez; Legends – Brett Hopkins; Junior Longboard – Nathan Marney; Women Longboard – Olive Smith; Men Longboard – Kris Hopkins; Senior Longboard – Brett Hopkins; and Open Shortboard – Nathan Floyd.
The Wes Ellsworth Team Champion of the year award was taken by BoardHouse Surf and Skate A. Congratulations to Ted, Teddy and all the team members.
TGSA announced the 2013/2014 Allstar Team:
Groms – Ian Appling and Zachary Rachui; Boys – Nathan Marney and Henry Cunningham; Girls – Maddie Garlough and Aransas Blaha; Junior Men – Christian Villegas and Riley Brown; Junior Women – Coral Earwood and Alana Greenwood; Men – Kris Hopkins; Women – Mariah Almond; Women Longboard – Olive Smith; and Men Longboard Nathan Floyd.