The Teenie Wahine and Menehune finals were this afternoon and those surfers are sure courageous! The Teenie Wahine division are competitors who are 9 years old and under… waves they were riding looked about head high because they are so small!
Jen Smith said a few words before the champions were announced. "I’m really impressed by their cross stepping," said Jen. The future of women’s longboarding is definitely in good hands.
Seven year-old Tiare Thompson from La Jolla, CA was the Teenie Wahine Champion and won a blue Roxy longboard. Second place was Ashley Beeson, followed by Kailey Biggs in thrid and Sidney Johnson in fourth.
In the Menehune division, girls between the ages of 10 and 13 years old could compete. 13 year-old Makala Smith from Dana Point, CA was the champion. "My future goal is to be as good as Jen Smith," said Makala after she accepted her trophy she also won a pink Roxy longboard. Lulu Erkeneff was runner up in second, followed by Avalon Johnson in thrid and finally Allyson Heinmeyer in fourth.
Congradulation to all the Teenie Wahine and Menehune competitors!