Sophie won the Girls 11-14 Division at the Gnarly Charley Grom Surf Series Marineland event. The surf was small but clean and fun, She won all three heats she surfed to go undefeated for the day! Marineland is such a cool spot south of St. Augustine, really cool event!
Sophie took 4th place out of a field of 16 girls at the Ron Jon Easter Surf Fest this year, She won 2 heats along the way and surfed really well! It was also fin to hang out with her friends from stewart Avery and Skyler, and to meet fellow Xtrak and Arnette team rider Rachel Prestie
Sophie went to her first Surf Expo in Orlando, FL. She visited all the cool people that have given her sponsor support over the years and got to meet Gerry Lopez, What an Honor! Also a big thanks to Kyle for Getting Sophie on the Arnette Program and thanks to everyone for making her first Surf Expo a Memorable one!
Sophie followed that up with a 3rd Place finish Sunday in New Smyrna Inlet for NSSA #4 in cold small clean surf!
Well we finally finished Sophie’s first video, Filmed in Hawaii, Jacksonville & St. Augustine Florida from April – July 2011, We worked hard and althogh some of the swell could have been better we got the first one done. I think it was a great learning experience and we cant wait to make another one. We hope you digg it!
This week Sophie trained with Coach Sean Mattison, He came to Florida for the only east coast summer competition boot camp. The kids have learned a lot in a short time, 3hrs a day 5 days this week.
We want to thank Sean for traveling all the way here from Oceanside CA. and Hope he will be back soon. It was a Fun learning environment with some hard work as well. What they will all walk away with is a lot of pride and lots of homework to make themselves better surfers. Thanks Sean! Check out his site at surfcoachusa.com.
Thanks to Scott Holmes, FSA, Aqua East, and Gatorade for making it possible.
We went to visit my best friend Fallon on Oahu, and Scored really fun surf all over the island. We love Hawaii the waves and water are really pretty and we were sad to leave. What a fun start to summer!