Wahine Classic 2019 Awards Ceremony Photos
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Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic 
2019 Awards Ceremony Photos
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – The final of three headline surf events in August in Wrightsville Beach ended today. "The girls are all smiles, and their families had a great time," said Jo Pickett, event organizer for the long-running and prestigious Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic.

"Our contestants came from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia," said Pickett. "We had 62 athletes and 105 event entries." Wahine Classic is always open to lady surfers of all ages. Competitors include teenie-wahines, amateurs, and professionals.

Fifteen-year-old Callie Hertz of Wilmington posted an impressive performance in 2019, winning the titles in Junior Women Shortboard, Girls Under 16 Shortboard, and Junior Women Longboard. Hertz posted second place, with partner Natalie Parker in Tandem Longboard, and was awarded a special presentation from Michael Paul's Surfboard Shaping School, aligned with Hot Wax Surf Shop.

Surf conditions for Wahine Classic were favorable, starting with light waves, Northerly wind, and clear to partly cloudy skies on Saturday. Conditions on Sunday were more challenging as steady Northerly winds gained speed while wave action increased in interval and height. "Waves were quite contestable on Sunday," added Pickett.

Vivian Jordan of Myrtle Beach captured the Open Shortboard title, while Becca Kenney of Wrightsville Beach won the Women Shortboard category. Kylee Heath of Carolina Beach was the top-performer in Girls Under 14 Shortboard.

Samantha Newkirk of Wrightsville Beach earned the Women Longboard title, and Kylee Heath of Carolina Beach was top-of-the-podium for Girls Under 14 Longboard. Nancy Salter of Virginia Beach took top honors in the Standup Paddleboard category.

Over twenty-five sponsors make the Wahine Classic possible, including Marine Warehouse Center and the Crystal South Surf Community. Blockade Runner Beach Resort is host hotel and long-time supporter of the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic.

"Wahine Classic inspires, motivates, and develops community with the ladies and their families," said Pickett. "Surfing is now in the 2020 Olympics in Japan, with each country represented by female and male surfers.”

Complete list of winners:

Open Shortboard
Vivian Jordan, Myrtle Beach, SC
Krista Grace Hammel, South Carolina
Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Malia Harrell, Oak Island, NC

Women Shortboard
Becca Kenney, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Vivian Jordan, Myrtle Beach, SC
Michaela Boone, Wilmington, NC

Junior Women Shortboard
Callie Hertz, Wilmington, NC
Malia Harrell, Oak Island, NC
Roxy Chaney, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Alyssa Parker, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Girls Under 16 Shortboard
Callie Hertz, Wilmington, NC
Alyssa Parker, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Lucy Ferguson, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Ashton Loring, South Carolina

Girls Under 14 Shortboard
Kylee Heath, Carolina Beach, NC
Krista Grace Hammel, Sunset Beach, SC
Ella Champion, Oak Island, NC
Malia Womble, Wilmington, NC

Women Longboard
Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Vivian Jordan, Myrtle Beach, SC
Nicole Morrisette, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Nicole Elko, Folly Beach, SC

Junior Women Longboard
Callie Hertz, Wilmington, NC
Lucy Ferguson, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Delilah Hutchinson, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Ashton Loring, South Carolina

Girls Under 14 Longboard
Kylee Heath, Carolina Beach, NC
Molly Loring, South Carolina
Ella Champion, Oak Island, NC
Brantley, Mapp

Standup Paddleboard
Nancy Salter, Virginia Beach, VA
Sherry Correll, Virginia Beach, NC
Elle Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Kate Lewis, New Bern, NC

Foamy Soft Top
Gracie Kean
Brantley Mapp

Guppies Shortboard
Whitney Gwise
Libby Kate Hammel, Sunset Beach, SC
Bella Faircloth
Ainsley Payne, Folly Beach, SC

Guppies Soft Top
Whitney Gwise
Carson Crandell
Ella Grey Rich
Gabby Grant

Tandem
Alyssa Parker and Samantha Newkirk
Callie Hertz and Natalie Parker
Kylee Heath and Ella Champion
Ashton Loring and Molly Loring
Halladay Stoval and Eva Datillo

Contact:

Jo Pickett, Event Organizer
Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic

Robert B Butler 

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