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2014 Wahine Classic results

2014 Wahine Classic at Wrightsville Beach (Source: WECT) 2014 Wahine Classic at Wrightsville Beach (Source: WECT)

With mostly sunny skies, temperatures in the 80s, and favorable surfing conditions, an estimated 100 Wahines (wa-hee-nees) assembled Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17, to compete in the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach. 

Attracting girls and ladies from the Carolinas to Italy, the competition was intense in shortboard, longboard, and standup paddleboard divisions. Surfers of all skill levels, ages 6 to 60, participated in the Wahine Classic, one of three female-only surf events on the East Coast.

Airlie Pickett of Wrightsville Beach won the Pro Shortboard division, while Misty Mangiacapre of Carolina Beach locked up first place in the Pro Longboard category. Anna Blackburn of Wilmington took top honors in the SUP division. Brianna Labiak cleaned up the Guppy Division and won the most radical surfing maneuver for the two-day event.

For a complete list of categories, winners, and photo links CLICK HERE.

Jo Pickett, coach of the Eastern Surfing Association's elite female All-Star Team, co-chaired the Wahine Classic with Jack Viorel of Indo Jax Surf Charities. Blockade Runner Beach Resort served as host hotel. 

Note: Surfers Healing returns to Wrightsville Beach on Monday, Aug. 18. Surfers Healing, founded in California by professional surfer Izzy Paskowitz, shares the unique therapy of surfing with children with autism. 

Aug. 19-21, Indo Jax Surf Charities will follow with a special needs surf camp for families of loved ones on the spectrum.

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