US Surfski Champs: Austin Kieffer takes 1st American and 5th Overall, Boothy 7th Overall

August 17, 2014

Pic Credit: Cody Silverster

 

The US Surf Ski Championship has just been held today in San Francisco with South Africa's Sean Rice taking out a close victory in a sprint finish from Jasper Mocke (SA) and Veteran Champ, Clint Robinson (Queensland, Australia) in 3rd.

The big news from Team Vaikobi is that our young champion from North Carolina, Austin Kieffer has emerged from a solid year of training to be the 1st Placed US Athlete and finished 5th overall, just behind Dawid Mocke from South Africa.

To be the fastest US Surfski paddler at the nationals has been Austin's goal all year and to achieve it along with a Top 5 finish is outstanding. Watch this space as this kid has just started!

Pic: Austin will be smiling more than usual tonight!

 

The other Vaikobi Champion on the race track was Michael "Boothy" Booth who has barely paddled a surfski for the past three months due to his commitments with the Australian Sprint Kayaking Team, who finished a solid 7th place overall. Well done Boothy and good to see back on the Elite Glide.

Pic: Boothy (2nd from Left) pre race with Greg Tobin, Mark Ando Anderson and Michael Baker.

 

Competitors raced over a 28km course from Muir Beach (NE side of the Golden Gate Bridge) down into SF Bay, under the GG Bridge, past Angel Island and finishing at Berkeley Pier in light wind conditions but with typical SF chop generated from currents and shipping traffic.

At this stage, no news has emerged on the Womens results. We will update when we know.

 

US Surfski Championships- Top 10 Results

1st Sean Rice (SA)

2nd Jasper Mocke (SA)

3rd Clint Robinson (AUS)

4th Dawid Mocke (SA)

5th Austin Kieffer (USA)

6th Kenny Rice (SA)

7th Michael Booth (AUS)

8th Sam Norton (AUS)

9th Greg Tobin (AUS)

10th Tom Norton (AUS)

 

Check out: www.ussurfski.com for further updates and results 




UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

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