Encinitas surfers excel at national championships


A trio of young Encinitas surfers — including two brothers — won titles and earned awards at the recent National Scholastic Surfing Association National Open Championships.

Competing at the Huntington Beach Pier from June 28 through July 3, Jake Marshall and Levi Slawson each finished first in their respective divisions, while Jake’s younger brother Nick Marshall was crowned the National Junior Airshow Champion.

Slawson, who also earned the award for Highest GPA with Top Nationals Performance, took the No. 1 spot in the Open Boys (ages 12 and up) division with a score of 18.00

Jake Marshall won the Mayor’s Cup, finishing first in the Open Men’s (ages 16 and up) division with an 18.00. His performance also earned him the AI Open Men’s Standout Award, inspired by Andy Irons.