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Floridian, Georgian sweep top spots in Folly Beach Wahine Classic surfing contest

June 5, 2017 GMT

Female surfers from the Peach and Sunshine states took the pro shortboard and longboard divisions at the 16th annual Folly Beach Wahine Classic on Sunday.

Anna Bloess of Tybee Island, Ga., and Jazmine Dean of St. Augustine, Fla., won those divisions and earned $1,000 each.

The relatively small waves over the weekend favored younger, lighter surfers.

Bloess, who has become a perennial favorite at Wahine in recent years, also finished second in the pro longboard, garnering $500, and swept the girls division (ages 13-17) for both the shortboard and longboard.

In all, 109 girls and women competed in this year’s female-only contest. Besides Florida and South Carolina, participants came from Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as Mexico.

New to this year’s event was a “Goddess” age group for women age 50 and older.

Pro Shortboard: Anna Bloess (GA) $1,ooo, Bree Smith (FL) $500, Maddy Malizia (FL) $300, Grace Muckenfuss (NC) $200.

Pro Longboard: Jazmine Dean (FL) $1,ooo, Anna Bloess (GA) $500, Cat Sizemore (MX) $300, Leigh Powell (NC) $200

Menehune Shortboard (12 and Under): Bree Smith (FL), Camden Hoover (VA), Maddie Franz (FL), Ashton Loring (SC), Mikaela Nichols (FL), Kylee Heath (NC).

Girls Shortboard (ages 13-17): Anna Bloess (GA), Bree Labiak (SC), Maddie Franz (FL), Rose Windham (SC), Olivia Dilling (SC), Kayella Youngblood (SC).

Women Shortboard (18-34): Grace Muckenfuss (NC), Veronica Bishop (SC), Kristin Tanner (SC), Abbey Rich (SC), Kate Barattini (SC), Perng Hutson (SC).

Ladies Shortboard (35-49): Jenny Brown (SC), Lisa Tanner (FL), Tara Thomas (SC), Jennifer Klein (SC), Carrie Danker (SC), Heather Wall (SC).

Goddess Shortboard (50+): Vivian Jordan (SC), Terri Tanner (SC), Marty Mentzer (NC), Barbara Corey (FL), Katherine Lundy (SC), Robin Fowler (SC)

Menehune Longboard (12 and Under): Maddy Franz (FL), Camden Hoover (VA), Kylee Heath (NC), Cameron Foley (SC), Sarah Kuhl (SC), Ava Chakeris (SC).

Stand Up Paddleboard (Open): Camden Hoover (VA), Beth Lovett (SC), Jenny Alderman (SC), Maggie McGuigan (SC), Marty Mentzer (NC), Kate Dittloff (SC), Cindy Good (SC).

Bodyboard (Open): Georgia Brown (SC), Abbey Rich (SC), Audra Gibson (SC), Kristen Litchfield (SC), Megan Coker (SC), Grace Muckenfuss (NC).

Novice Open: Kylee Heath (NC), Ava Chakeris (SC), Jen Carter (SC), Lani Rodriguez (FL), Rachel Carroll (NC), Zola Rucker (SC).

Hottest Shortboard Wave: Grace Muckenfuss (NC) with a 7.5 in the Pro Shortboard Final

Hottest Longboard Wave: Jazmine Dean (FL) with an 8.0 in the Pro Longboard Final

Girls Longboard (13-17): Anna Bloess (GA), Bree Labiak (SC), Gabby Viorel (NC), Maddie Malizia (FL), Olivia Dilling (SC), Kayella Youngblood (SC).

Women Longboard (18-34): Kate Barattini (SC), Kristin Tanner (SC), Cat Sizemore (MX), Perng Hutson (SC), Kristen Litchfield (SC), Misty Mangiacapre (NC).

Ladies Longboard (34-49): Jenny Brown (SC), Jenny Alderman (SC), Maggie McGuigan (SC), Carrie Danker (SC), Tara Thomas, Mary Gordon Kerr (SC)

Goddess Longboard (50+): Terri Tanner (SC), Marty Mentzer (NC), Jewel Napier (SC), Vivian Jordan (SC), Becky Baird (SC), Delisa McCollin (SC)