Taylor Clark: the best US amateur surfer in 2013

Taylor Clark, from Encinitas, took the premier Open Men's final at the 2013 NSSA National Championships, held in Huntington Beach, California. He had already stolen the Surfing America USA Championships.

The classic event held by the National Scholastic Surfing Association in Surf City USA presented the future of surfing, now.

Getting airborne is easy, when you're under 16. Taylor Clark pulled everything he had in his arsenal. Airs, aerials and flights for all tastes.

"I've been making it through my heats, but that's all I've been doing. Once I was in the final I was gonna go for it - no more just making my heat. When I did that one air I was super stoked to land it. That kind of made me relax a bit", revealed Clark.

The young man from Encinitas is surely the best amateur surfer in the entire USA and he will surprise many surf fans in the upcoming years.

2013 NSSA National Championships Results:

OPEN MENS (ages 16 & up)
1. Taylor Clark - Encinitas, CA 14.54
2. Seth Moniz - Honolulu, HI 13.59
3. Josh Moniz - Honolulu, HI 9.00
4. Jake Marshall - Encinitas, CA 6.24

OPEN WOMENS (all ages)
1. Dax McGill - Sunset Beach, HI 10.70
2. Bailey Nagy - Haleiwa, HI 10.17
3. Tia Blanco - San Clemente, CA 8.13
4. Mahina Maeda - Sunset Beach, HI 6.47

OPEN JUNIORS (ages 15 & under)
1. Seth Moniz - Honolulu, HI 15.50
2. Imaikalani DeVault - Kulu, HI 9.44
3. Colt Ward - San Clemente, CA 4.07
4. Griffin Colapinto - San Clemente, CA 3.80

OPEN BOYS (ages 12 & under)
1. Finn McGill - Sunset Beach, HI 14.83
2. Barron Mimiya - Waialua, HI 12.10
3. Eithan Osborne - Ventura, CA 10.40
4. Stevie Pittman - Newport, NC 9.24

OPEN MINI GROMS (ages 10 & under)
1. Tommy Coleman - Vero Beach, FL 16.10
2. Tony Nunez - Lahaina, HI 8.10
3. Kade Matson - San Clemente 7.57
4. Brodi Sale - Kailua Kona, HI 7.44

OPEN GIRLS (ages 14 & under)
1. Moana Jones - Sunset Beach, HI 11.77
2. Brisa Hennessy - Kailua, HI 11.24
3. Mainei Kinimaka - Anahola, HI 9.64
4. Mahina Maeda - Sunset Beach, HI 6.57

OPEN LONGBOARD (all ages)
1. Fisher Grant - Winter Park, FL 13.83
2. Honolua Blomfield - Haleiwa, HI 10.10
3. Jazmine Dean - St. Augustine, FL 7.86
4. Sierra Lerbeck - Lahaina, HI 5.87

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