13th Annual Surf for the Sea Results



The 13th Annual Surf for the Sea surf contest was held at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2009. This surfing event is in loving memory of the late Harry Bennett, Steve Leighton, Tore Bonura, Chuck “Clubber:†Hundley, Banning Capps, Court Overin, John Craven, Midget Smith and most recently Casey Williams. They are all local surfers who have passed away. Surf for the Sea also honored the 2 firefighters who were killed in the recent Los Angeles wild fires – Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones. This is a memorial benefit for the Environment with all proceeds going to the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter and other environmental organizations that help to raise awareness and help protect our ocean, waves and beaches. Over 180 competitors received an event T-Shirt, lunch catered by Johnny Mananas Restaurant and a chance at raffle prices including 6 surfboards and 5 skateboards.

Local merchants and sponsors who help make this event a success year after year are:
Asylum Surf Shop, Bullys, Byrne Surfboards, Chemistry Surfboards, Custom X Bodyboards, Dfuzed Clothing, Dragon Optical, Electric Sunglasses, Etnies, Firewire Surfboards, Fox Deluxe, Future Fins, Gidget, Glas Products, GLS Surf & Rescue Boards, Guenthers Massage Therapy, Harney Sushi, INT Softboards, J.L Design Bodyboards, Johnny Mananas, K-5 Boardshop, Carolyn Krammer Realtor, Leucadia Surfboards, Mike Walters 21-13 Surfboards, North County Trophies, Ocean Minded, Point Conception, Potter Graphics, Raen Optics, Raz Surfboards, Reef, Skate Design, Skate and Surf One, Standard Graphics, Stay Covered, Sticky Bumps, Surfride Board Shop, Surf Zone, Transworld Surf, Truth Clothing, Vitamin Water, Western Surfing Assoc. (WSA), Witts Carlsbad Pipeline, Vivid Graph-X.
The raffle was made possible by all the generous donations of the surfing industry. A very big thank you to everyone for helping to make this another successful year.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Krammer, Contest Director at
(760) 439-0863 or carolnoceanside@cs.com.

Pro/Am Open
1. Chris Abad Oceanside $440
2. Jason Bennett Oceanside $ 200
3. Jeremy Summerville Solana Beach $140
4. Donovan Stapleton Oceanside $100

Men (18-24)
1. Sean Pearson Oceanside
2. Aaron Coyle Oceanside
3. Max Gardenier Oceanside
4. Lucas Johnson Carlsbad

Masters (25-34)
1. Paul Pugliesi Oceanside
2. Matt Merel Oceanside
3. John Daniels Oceanside
4. Art Pinon Oceanside

Senior Men (35-49)
1. Erik Krammer Oceanside
2. Pedro Diaz Oceanside
3. Jeff “Rat†Batisti Encinitas
4. Mike Thomas Carlsbad

Legends (50 +)
1. Michael Baron Oceanside
2. Javier Huarcaya Oceanside
3. Witt Rowlett Carlsbad
4. Joe James Carlsbad

Grommets (Boys 12 & under)
1. Blake Dresner Encinitas
2. Chaz Anderson Oceanside
3. Tobie Grierson Laguna Beach
4. Landen Kerr, Oceanside
5. Connor McCloud Laguna Niguel
6. Hunter Parks Oceanside

Boys (13-14)
1. Nelson Kingery Solana Beach
2. Kevin Schulz San Clemente
3. Colton Overin San Clemente
4. Mikey Prestie Oceanside

Junior Men (15-17)
1. Sean Pearson Oceanside
2. Brandon Manguso Carlsbad
3. Spencer Bentley Carlsbad
4. Kaden Kerr Oceanside

Gromettes (Girls 12 & under)
1. Kylie Loveland Carlsbad
2. Avalon Johnson Carlsbad
3. Sidney Johnson Carlsbad
4. Malia Osterkamp San Clemente
5. Kailey Newtson Oceanside

Open Women Shortboard
1. Dresden Rowlett Carlsbad
2. Heather Jordan Oceanside
3. Kiana Coyle Vista
4. Jaycee McNally Oceanside

Open Women Longboard
1. Michelle Layton San Diego
2. Bryn Lutz Carlsbad
3. Ivy Miller Carlsbad
4. Marina Nation Oceanside
5. Cindy Nichols Oceanside
6. Sandy Zink Cardiff

Junior Longboard (25 & under)
1. Rusty Edwards Oceanside
2. Robert Cornish Oceanside
3. Skyler Holt Oceanside
4. Eric Muelheim Oceanside
5. Roger Irwin Oceanside
6. Karl Muelheim Oceanside

Senior Longboard (26 & over)
1. Aaron Checkwood Oceanside
2. Josh Spengler Oceanside
3. Marco Gonzalez Solana Beach
4. Jeff Leishman Oceanside
5. Dave Hilts Palm Desert
6. Adam Leste Oceanside
7. Peter McBride Carlsbad

Junior Bodyboard (16 & under)
1. Rocket Klein San Clemente
2. Natasha Overin San Clemente
3. Luke Overin San Clemente
4. Mitch Baker San Diego
5. Sean McElroy Carlsbad

Senior Bodyboard (17 & Over)
1. Wally Sani Oceanside
2. Josh Lane Oceanside
3. Travis Fieser Vista
4. Jesse Gonzales Vista

Heavyweights (225 lbs & Over)
1. Marco Gonzalez Solana Beach
2. Joe James Carlsbad
3. Jordy Newtson Oceanside