Folly Beach Wahine Classic All-Women's Surf Competition 2015

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Each year for the past 14 years, an all-women's surf competition is held at the Washout on Folly Beach, just outside Charleston, SC. Though it began as a short and longboard competition, the Folly Beach Wahine Classic has grown over the years to include bodyboard and stand-up paddle board (SUP) divisions, and a pro-surf competition with prize money.


 

 

This year, women from all along the Eastern Seaboard gathered to compete and raise money for Surfers Healing, a nonprofit that exposes people with autism to the healing sport of surfing. A fun day of water, sand, and sun was had by all.

 

There is a novice division (you can only enter once—make it count!) for those newer to the sport. Heats last roughly 30 minutes, and each surfer can catch 10 waves. The top two waves from each competitor are scored and tallied.

 

 

One woman, Savannah Bradley, of Johns Island, competed in the shortboard women's pro division. Originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida, Savannah was trained from age 11 by Charleston Surf Lessons owner and former pro surfer, Josh Wilson. Josh, a father of two boys, watched excitedly from the beach on Sunday as his protege shredded her way to a third-place win. Savannah is now an instructor alongside her mentor at Charleston Surf lessons, where she teaches people of all ages to surf.

 

 

Jenny Brown, a former pro surfer and head of Shaka Surf School on Folly Beach, has taught hundreds to surf over the years. She herself pulled out a fantastic win in both the ladies' short and longboard divisions.

 

Three Charleston women—Jenny Alderman, Ryan Dadds, and Beth Lovett—claimed the first, second, and third spots, respectively, in the women's SUP division.

 

Another great day for water life in Charleston.

 

 

Folly Beach Wahine Classic 2015 Official Results 2015:

Pro Shortboard

1st Place $750 - Anna Bloess (GA) 2nd Place $250 – Kayla Durden (FL) 3rd Place $150 – Savannah Bradley (SC) 4th Place $100 – Emory McClary (SC)

Pro Longboard

1st Place $750 – Kate Barratini (SC) 2nd Place $250 – Karson Lewis (NC) 3rd Place $150 – Cat Sizemore (SC) 4th Place $100 – Grace Muckenfuss (SC)

The Liquid Shredder Fun One 1st Place – Anna Bloess (GA) 2nd Place – Georgia Cook (TN) 3rd Place – Hampden Thomas (SC) 4th Place – Marty Mentzer (NC) 5th Place – Olivia Dilling (SC) 6th Place – Olivia Wendell (SC)

Open Bodyboard

1st Place – Grace Muckenfuss (SC) 2nd Place – Josey Wetzel (SC) 3rd Place – Keagan Kessler (SC) 4th Place – Georgia Brown (SC) 5th Place – Evan White (SC)

6th Place – Mikayla Rogers (SC) 7th Place – Mya Keegan (SC)

Open Stand Up Paddleboard 1st Place – Jenny Alderman (SC) 2nd Place – Ryan Dadds (SC) 3rd Place – Beth Lovett (SC)

4th Place – Trinity Kessler (NC) 5th Place – Kate Dittloff (SC) 6th Place – Maggie McGuigan (SC)

7th Place – Cindy Good (SC)

Novice Shortboard (Open)

1st Place – Erin Spencer (SC) 2nd Place – Paige Hetherington (SC) 3rd Place – Chloe Simons (SC) 4th Place – Juliana Sobczyk (SC) 5th Place – Joan Meeting (SC)

Menehune Shortboard (12 and under) 1st Place – Gabby Viorel (NC)

2nd Place – Rose Windham (SC)

3rd Place – Sylvia Windham (SC) 4th Place – Sadie Cook (TN)

5th Place – Madison Nettles (SC)

6th Place – Kayella Youngblood (SC)

Girls Shortboard (13-17)

1st Place – Anna Bloess (GA)

2nd Place – Georgia Cook (TN)

3rd Place – Samantha Grace Watkins (GA) 4th Place – Marissa Bodenrader (GA) 5th Place – Olivia Dilling (SC)

6th Place – Bailey Kaiser (SC)

Women Shortboard (18-34)

1st Place – Kayla Durden (FL)

2nd Place – Grace Muckenfuss (SC) 3rd Place – Veronica Bolus-Bishop (SC) 4th Place – Kristin Tanner (SC)

5th Place – Charlotte Witte (SC)

6th Place – Perng Hutson (SC)

Ladies Shortboard (35+)

1st Place – Jenny Brown (SC) 2nd Place – Dawn Relyea (SC) 3rd Place – Tara Thomas (SC) 4th Place – Marty Mentzer (NC) 5th Place – Jennifer Kline (SC) 6th Place – Paige Hetherington(SC)

Novice Longboard (Open)

1st Place – Talula Davis (NC) 2nd Place – Chloe Wilds (SC) 3rd Place – Sadie Wright (SC) 4th Place – Laura Beck (SC) 5th Place – Charlotte Murray (SC)

Menehune Longboard (12 and under) 1st Place – Sofia David (SC)

2nd Place – Sylvia Windham (SC) 3rd Place – Sadie Cook (TN)

4th Place – Rose Windham (SC)

5th Place – Gabby Viorel (NC)

6th Place – Ana David (SC)

Girls Longboard (13-17)

1st Place – Anna Bloess (GA)

2nd Place – Georgia Cook (TN)

3rd Place – Marissa Bodenrader (GA) 4th Place – Hampden Thomas (SC)

5th Place – Olivia Dilling (SC)

6th Place – Samantha Grace Watkins (GA)

Women Longboard (18-34)

1st Place – Kate Barratini (SC) 2nd Place – Karson Lewis (NC) 3rd Place – Cat Sizemore (SC)

4th Place – Perng Hutson (SC) 5th Place – Sarah Savoye (SC)

6th Place – Misty Mangiacapre (NC)

Ladies Longboard (35+)

1st Place – Jenny Brown (SC) 2nd Place – Katy Grant (SC)

3rd Place – Dawn Relyea (SC) 4th Place – Marty Mentzer (NC) 5th Place – Jewel Napier (SC) 6th Place – Maggie McGuigan (SC)

Hottest Longboard Wave – Georgia Cook (TN) Hottest Shortboard Wave – Kayla Durden (FL)