Jake Marshall also takes the Under 12 Division at Lowers. Video: Asher Nolan. Photos: Derek Bahn
It was a banner day for Team Hurley at Lowers on Monday, as Evan Geiselman and 11-year-old Jake Marshall won their respective divisions in the country's most important amateur surf contest. Continuing on his stellar run of contest victories, Geiselman found his biggest challenge yet in the form of Kolohe Andino. The two went blow for blow, air reverse for air reverse, as Evan went left and Kolohe went right. But in the end, it was Evan's huge blowtail to reverse on a bigger set that gave him the nod. Evan Geiselman is the first official Surfing America USA Champ out of Lowers and will undoubtedly carry the momentum on the US Team.
In the Under 12 division, Seaside local Jake Marshall capitalized on some solid double overhead rights (on him) and squeaked out a win over fellow Hurley rider Kaulana Apo. Both surfers are destined to be future leaders -- keep an eye on them.
Congrats to Evan, Jake and Kaulana. Check the video highlights here.