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Live Oak resident and semi-pro surfer Robert “Wingnut” Weaver scored a wild card alternate position in the World Longboard Championships, also known as the ShenZhou Peninsula Pro, on 2- to 3-foot waves on Hainan Island, China, earlier today.

Weaver earned seven points to finish third behind Brazil’s Rodrigo Sphaier [14:35] and fellow American Mike Stidham [8.50] in the first round. Then, in the second round, Weaver [6.90] was eliminated by Australia’s Harley Ingleby [13.75] in their two-man heat.

Information in this report is from the ASP website.

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Santa Cruz native and pro surfer Nat Young was eliminated by a fraction of a point from the Nike Lowers Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, over the weekend.

Young scored a two-wave combined point total of 16.30 to Jeremy Flores’ [France] 16.70 in the second heat of the round. All waves are scored on 10-point scales. Young captured the highest point total for a wave — a 9.63 — in the two-man elimination heat, but he ultimately lost to Flores’ two eight-plus point waves.

Brazil’s Gabriel Medina eventually won the contest, scoring 15.67 points in the final heat vs. Ireland’s Glenn Hall [10.87], according to results from the Nike Lowers Pro website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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