The 2019 US Kneeboard Titles will serve a US qualifying event for the 2020 World Kneeboard Surfing Titles in Dunedin, New Zealand.
San Diego’s Jack Beresford outlasted a talented group of kneeboarders, including competitors who traveled from as far as Australia and Puerto Rico to win Open Division at the 2019 US Kneeboard Titles and Festival held Feb. 15 at the south side of Huntington Beach Pier. The win was Beresford’s sixth U.S. title. No other U.S. kneeboarder has won the event more than twice.
In the midst of one of Southern California’s stormiest winters in years, kneeboarders were treated to head-high sets and mostly clear skies for the one-day event. Fittingly, as the final horn of the day sounded, the rain began.
“The 2019 US Kneeboard Titles were a perfect showcase to highlight radical, contemporary kneeboard surfing. Thank you to all our sponsors, competitors, and spectators for contributing to the success of the 2019 Titles.”
Other Open Division finalists included San Diegans Shaun Murphy and Chris Beresford who finished second and third respectively, and Orange County’s Eric Peterson who finished fourth.
Huntington Beach’s Tom Backer surfed impressively to win the AAA Division. Orange County’s Darren Kerr won the AA Division. Monterey’s Sam Coyne won the Pro Junior (ages 21 to 29) Division.
The 2019 US Kneeboard Titles will serve a US qualifying event for the 2020 World Kneeboard Surfing Titles in Dunedin, New Zealand. Results from three contests, including the 2019 KSUSA Titles and two other upcoming events, will be used to seed US surfers into the World Titles.
Open Division: 1. Jack Beresford, 2. Shaun Murphy, 3. Chris Beresford, 4. Eric Peterson
AAA: 1. Tom Backer, 2. Ed Quinn, 3. Max Bollinger, 4. Patrick Evans
AA: 1. Darren Kerr, 2. Joe Coyne, 3. Tom Fish, 4. Doug Cooper
Pro Junior: 1. Sam Coyne, 2. Chris Linn, 3. Shaun Murphy, 4. Hunter Johnson
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