Jake wins his heat again! Check out some footage on Surfline.com from Day 3 of the ISA World Juniors in New Zealand...
Jake Halstead is off in New Zealand representing the United States at the ISA World Juniors. He is only one of four surfers on the USA Team surfing in the Boys 16 and under division, surfing along side Kolohe Andino, Parker Coffin, and Trevor Thorton. All of the surfers on the USA Team made it through their heats on day one! Check out this video clip featured on Surfline.com...
With the recent run of swell pummeling the West Coast, 15 year old, Jake Halstead scored on a strike mission to Baja and his new Slayer worked perfectly...
Hang with La Jolla's young prince, Jake Halstead. Click here to watch the video on Surfline.com.
Jake will be on the Menehune Surf Contest Show on My Local Lineup TV, which is airing all through this week, (on iTV San Diego, channel 16 Fri 6:30pm, Sat 8am, and Sun 5pm in all San Diego County, plus Monday thru Friday 12am in all San Diego but North County). Josh Kerr will also be featured on My Local Lineup TV, ripping in the Surfer Poll/WCT episode on Sunday, which airs at 9pm. Click here for the full TV schedule of My Local Line Up!
Photos: Nate Lawrence and Brody
In the Boys 14/Under division, Jake Halstead utilized the rights going into the point to unleash a succession of hacks and blow tails to undeniably scalp the 14/U National Final title and nab $500 in prize money. The powerful regularfoot and decorated G-Search vet fended off Colin Moran (CA), Koa Smith (HI), and Taylor Clark (CA), who finished 2nd-4th respectively.
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Over the weekend 15 year old Jake Halstead won the 18 and Under Division in clean four to five foot peaks at Windansea! He followed his big win with a really fun session at the reefs on his new 5'4" Slayer model. All and all, a pretty good day!
Currently, Jake sits in the number two spot in the NSSA Southwest Open Juniors Division and in the number three spot in the Open Mens Division!
Check out the video clip below to see Jake tear up La Jolla...
"Yeah...it's good to get a win in the first WSA Prime event of the '09-'10 season. Glad to get the points right off the bat! Mid morning I had a bad heat and I was pretty bummed when I lost in the QTR finals in the 18 & under division. That kinda fed the fire in the 16 & under division, and I was determined to get some good scores. The surf was really fun all day, with nice head high lefts peeling off the jetty pretty consistently all morning. By the time the final rolled around, it was choppy and closed out with a few lefts now and then. I knew that it would take finding the good waves to get the scores and...thank God...I guess I found them!"