2013 was an amazing year, Lots of travel and great waves even here in Florida! Cant wait to see what 2014 brings.
This video was compiled from some of her clips competing, travels and form coaching sessions with Evan Thompson.
Hope you like it!
October 19, 2013 was a fun day in Atlantic City, NJ For the First East coast Event of the 2013/2014 Surfing America Prime Season. And the Surf was really good all week, Sophie started off strong winning her first heat of girls u16. and Placing 2nd and moving on in u18. The semis were really intense, Sophie surfed valiantly but got edged out of the u16 in the last seconds, giving her an equal 5th place result and valuable points. The u18 semi was a different story firmly holding on to second and battling to maintain that position. Sophie made it to the u18 girls final and held in there taking 4th place respectively. She had a great event and really turned some heads dropping big scores.
There is a great article on the event at Eastern Surf Magazine, Thanks to Surfing America for the killer photo!
July 26-Aug 4th Sophie went to Playa Negra Costa Rica along with 7 other girls from across the country to get some tips and surf with 4x Womens World Champ, Lisa Andersen.It was a awesome trip is some really good 5-8′ solid surf. For 8 days all of the girls pushed each other in everything from chest high sandbars to double overhead Reef breaks. It was an awesome opportunity to spend time surfing with new friends and What an honor to surf with Lisa.
Sophie surfed her way through 2 days of competition in the 30th annual Wavemasters Contest in Jacksonville Beach. She ended up Winning the Girls 17 & Under Division and Placed 4th in her first Pro Contest in the Women’s Big Fish Pro, Winning a whopping $100 Bucks! The winning streak didn’t end there She also won a Beach Cruizer in the raffle, Pretty stellar weekend and A happy Mothers Day for her Mom! Next up California USA Championships!!! Whooo
Sophie Wins Final Explorer Girls and Places 2nd in Open Girls Giving her the season points lead in Both Open and Explorer Girls for the 2012 / 2013 NSSA South East North Season! Hard work and persistence pay off for a hard fought victory! So you 2012/2013 NSSA Southeast North Girls Champion is Sophie!!!!!
Next up is NSSA East Coast Championships in 3 weeks!!!!
What another great event Sophie surfed a really hard fought heat in round 1 but came up short. What a great experience though, And to get another awesome coaching session with USA Team Coach Ryan Simmons (aka Coach Simmo) was a great learning experience. Cant wait for US Champs in California!
Sophie Won NSSA Open Girls #2 and then drove back to Jax just in time for her final at the Florida State Surfing Championships and took 3rd place in the 14-20 Jr. Womens Division. Way to go Kid! Ripping your way to all finals and surfing solid!
Sophie competed in the Surfing America Prime Event in Atlantic City N.J., She surfed well all weekend Having the lead in the final for over 15 min. That all changed when one of the best sets of the day came in and she wasn’t on either wave. with only 2 min. left she needed a high 4 unfortunately time ran out placing her in 3rd. Overall a great result in the Under 16 division and great surfing to get there.
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!