Event 1: Blacks Contest
The first NSSA College surf season event was held at UCSD’s home break Blacks Beach. The surf was consistently good for the weekend, producing solid 3-5ft waves with minimal wind. The only hindering factor of this competition, which hasn't happened in recent years, was a difficult thick fog cover. Thick fog delayed the contest both on Saturday and Sunday and resulted in the finals of the Blacks contest to be held at event number two at Seaside Reef.
Through the fog, the most notable performances of this contest were by two of the women's surf team members, Frankie Seely and Michaela Alksne, whom made it to the finals. Both these surfers showed the judges their superior knowledge of the wave and skill to produce high scoring maneuvers. Most notable from the men's team were Matt Honey, Drew Watamal, and David Suhadolnik, whom all made it to the quarter finals of the contest. Similarly to the women competitors, the men were able to pass through to the quarter finals due to their experience with the homebreak and their timely maneuvers that impressed the judges.
Due to the fog the results of the women's final weren’t complete until Sunday of event number two. Frankie Seely took the win, scoring the most points for the team. Overall the UCSD team did a great job at the event opener of the season.