Sammy Morretino beats the Hubbard brothers to claim Sandy Beach Pro

July 9, 2012 | Bodyboarding

Sammy Morrentino: the next bodyboarding star from Hawaii

Some say it is embarrassing for the old folks. Others say a new generation is taking over the world of pro bodyboarding. The truth is that a 14-year old rider from Koloa was crowned winner of the 2012 Sandy Beach Pro.

Sammy Morretino has been showing off in the greatest stages of prone bodyboarding. The young gun has claimed regional Hawaiian contests and, lately, he won the prestigious 2012 US Open of Bodyboarding.

This time, the blond wonder boy defeated the famous brothers Dave and Jeff Hubbard, plus Matt Holzman, in the final heat of the iconic 2012 Sandy Beach Pro. How about that?

The intense battle confirmed that Morrentino is preparing to rule pro bodyboarding in the next years. He's fast, agile and creative with a board under his chest and may well be the next star world bodyboarding.

Interestingly, Sammy Morrentino has also competed in the DK and secured a brilliant second place, ahead of Kawika Kamai and Brian Stoehr. He lost it Dave Hubbard, but his multifaceted skills are absolutely impressive.

Mens Pro Final:
1st- Sammy Morretino
2nd- Jeff Hubbard
3rd- Dave Hubbard
4th- Matt Holzman

DK Pro Final:
1st- Dave Hubbard
2nd- Sammy Morretino
3rd- Kawika Kamai
4th- Brian Stoehr

Womens Pro Final:
1st- Karla CT Costa Taylor
2nd- Liana Carson
3rd- Roberta Bitzer
4th- Claudia Ferrari

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