SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the SC Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

By Jake Howard

That pesky spring wind just won’t quit, but that didn’t stop San Clemente’s Addison McPhillips from showing up and blowing up at last weekend’s NSSA competition at Ponto in Encinitas.

Despite chilly water temps and howling winds, the surf hung in the 3- to 5-foot range and remained fairly contestable. McPhillips stood strong in the highly competitive Open Women’s division, taking her first win of the 2021-22 season.

Addison McPhillips. Photo: Courtesy of NSSA

A savvy competitor, the 16-year-old regular-footer has been putting in the hard yards to get to the top of the podium. Ripping through NSSA, WSA and USA Surfing events over the past few months, she really hit her stride last weekend, when everything came together in one of her best performances of the year to date.

McPhillips, who’s been enjoying the support of Rip Curl and riding Timmy Patterson’s magic sleds, continues to get better and better. A member of the talent-rich McPhillips family, from her siblings to her father, good style and good surfing are in her DNA.

And with summer right around the corner—and, hopefully, warmer water and less wind—bigger and better things are surely on their way for McPhillips.

If you have a candidate for Grom of the Week, we want to know. Send an email to jakehoward1@gmail.com.

BECOME AN INSIDER TODAY
Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Staff

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>