Huntington Surf and Sport (HSS) claimed its second back-to-back West regional victory at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge on Friday afternoon. Some of the best surf shops from around Orange County and Los Angeles competed in the three-to-five-foot conditions for the title and golden ticket into the National Championships this fall.

Griffin Colapinto | Jack’s Surfboards

Round one started with 10 teams, but only five advanced into the final where conditions had gotten a little bumpier from the clean morning conditions. Second man out, HSS's Brad Ettinger found a nearly stand up barrel, drove through it and finished with a turn earning the best tube ride and only 10-point score of the competition.

Fellow veteran HSS teammate and team captain Brett Simpson whammied a jackpot 7.77 score. And rookies Griffin Foy and Taylor Pai backed them up with solid scores to seal the deal for HSS.

2017 OSSC West Champions Team HSS (From L to R): Brad Ettinger, Taylor Pai, Brett Simpson, Griffin Foy Photo: JP Van Swae

"Griffin got us a good start. It's nice when someone goes out there and posts like a 6-plus, it kind of relieves a lot of the pressure. Brad dropped a 10, so the pressure was on me to whammy something and I had like two waves that were mediocre. I just felt like I had to give myself that third chance. Then Taylor went out and did his job. At that point we were in a good position. Everyone got enough time to get their waves. . .bring on (the National Championships)!"

Final Results:

1 – Huntington Surf & Sport (35.34)
2 – Spyder Surfboards (32.03)
3 – Catalyst (19.87)
4 – Jack's HB (14.39)
5 – Sakal Surfboards (11.39)