Santa Cruz surfers Nic H’dez and Sam Coffey each scored two wins in the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Northwest Conference doubleheader at Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point over the weekend.
H’dez, 16, won the men’s division of the second conference event of the season on Saturday at Pleasure Point, with fellow Santa Cruzan Wyatt Barabee coming in second and Pacifica’s Kadin Panesi coming in third. And H’dez won the men’s division of the third conference event of the season Sunday at the Lane. In that contest, Panesi took second and Brogie Panesi, also of Pacifica, took third.
Coffey won the boys divisions both days, edging runner-up Zane Booth, of Santa Barbara, and third-place finisher Burkley Eggers, of El Granada. Sunday, Coffey earned his second win, with Eggers again taking second place, and Soquel’s Sean Winterburn taking third.
In other divisions the first day, Huntington Beach’s Kirk Weissinger of Huntington Beach won the open juniors and Erik Weissinger, also of Huntington Beach, took the win in the open mini groms.
Due to extreme tidal conditions, women’s, girls and longboard competitions were postponed.
In other divisions the second day, Santa Cruz’s Ben Coffey won the open juniors, Santa Cruz’s AJ Menna won the open mini groms, Santa Cruz’s Ashley Held won the open women’s and Santa Cruz’s Autumn hays won the girls.
Results included in this report are from the NSSA website.
The next conference event is scheduled for March 16 at the Hook.