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

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already that time of year again. The groms are back in school—which seems crazy—and the 2019/2020 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) season is officially underway.

The first contest of the year took place last weekend in Ventura, and it was San Clemente shred master Rex Hennings blowing doors on the Menehune division to take the win. Obviously, a summer’s worth of surf at Lowers has paid off.

The 12-year-old regular-footer has been on fire lately. He made his first heat at the recent USA Surfing Prime contest at Del Mar Jetty on the base at Camp Pendleton. Prior to that, Rex enjoyed a nice little summer vacation surf trip to Mainland Mexico, where he scored some much-appreciated laps in at the iconic point breaks.

And to get the ball rolling, at the end of July, Rex took the win at the Gudauskas brothers’ Stoke-O-Rama contest that ran in conjunction with the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

From what we can tell, it’s been a pretty epic summer for Rex. Now it’s time to hit the books—and the surf.

Rex Hennings.  Photo: @rex_hennings
Rex Hennings.
Photo: @rex_hennings

 

 

 

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Your email address will not be published.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>