Oceanside, CA–Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro day two wrapped with the best surfing of the competition as Team USA Olympian Caroline Marks earned the highest score of both days, riding an opening gem of a wave to garner an impressive 8.5 in round 3.
The 19-year-old powerhouse generated incredible speed owning each turn as she ripped the wave that just kept ongoing.
“I love that there’s an event here again! I really enjoyed this wave and sleeping in my own bed,” laughed Marks, a San Clemente native. ” I hope this is the year. I’ve been so close to getting that cape, but I’m just focusing on surfing really good every heat. My board feels great and I’m having so much fun and it’d be sick to take this thing out.”
Marks is on the prowl for her first-ever Super Girl cape, coming (super) close with two Semifinal appearances in 2017, 2019, and runner-up in 2018. She’ll be battling top seeds Tatiana Weston-Webb and Coco Ho, former Super Girl champions; Tia Blanco from The Ultimate Surfer TV series; as well as the next generation of talent: 2020 local champ, Caitlin Simmers from Oceanside, Huntington Beach’s Meah Collins, and Encinitas local Alyssa Spencer, who is the current North America No. 1.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” exclaimed Spencer. “I love that it’s an all-women’s event and just the atmosphere around it is so positive. It’s a super fun event overall and I’m super happy to be here.”
Just sixteen surfers remain as they prepare for head-to-head battles in the Finals Day, starting Round 4 of the competition at 8 a.m. Sunday highlights also include an Adaptive Surfing Exhibition, as well as the new Longboard competition on the north side of the pier featuring 2x World Longboard Champion, Honolua Blomfield; 2018 WSL World Champion, Soleil Errico; Sophia Culhane, 1st place in 2021 Oceanside Queen of the Pier 2021 and currently ranked #2 by WSL; and more.
Prone Division: 1st Place: Alana Nichols, 2nd Place: Isabella Dessenp
Stand Division: 1st Place: Faith Lennox, 2nd Place: Jimena Ruiz Rojas
The Super Girl Gamer Pro eSPorts competition will continue in the Lenova Legion Esports Arena for a Women’s Open Valorant Tournament from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to all the Super Girl Surf Pro events are free and open to the public.