Seth Moniz: giving Axel Irons a few surfing tips | Photo: NSSA

Seth Moniz and Caroline Marks have conquered the Open Men and Open Women divisions at the 2015 NSSA National Championships, at Huntington Beach, California.

After eight days of competition, the United States has crowned seven new National Scholastic Surfing champions, plus 16 Explorer champions.

"So stoked to win the Open Men's division after my brother, last year. It's my last amateur event. I'm super psyched. Today was a fun day; we had fun waves," expressed Seth Moniz.

Caroline Marks successfully defended her 2014 title. The surfer from Melbourne Beach, Florida, defeated Brisa Hennessy in the final, and also took the Girls' division.

"I would like to thank my mom and dad, all my sponsors. I am so stoked to defend my title, and thank you everyone", added Caroline Marks.

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is divided into nine regional conferences nationwide: Hawaii, Southwest, Gold Coast, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southeast/North, Florida Gulf, and NSSA Junior novice program.

2015 NSSA National Championships | Open Champions

Men: Seth Moniz
Women: Caroline Marks
Juniors: Eithan Osborne
Boys: Brodi Sale
Girls: Caroline Marks
Mini Groms: Makana Franzmann
Longboard: Parker Sawyer