Coffin keeps going, now into Vans Pier Classic semifinal

UPDATE (Final Results Below): Coffin was stopped in the semifinals of the Vans Pier Classic, but made it to the finals of the Junior Pro where he finished runner-up to Andino, who also won the main event.

Coffin, who launched out to an early lead in the ASP 4-Star Vans Pro Junior Final, was unable to put a stop to Andino’s mid-heat rampage, but the runner-up result moves Coffin to No. 2 overall on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series Rankings.

“My first wave was such a nugget and I was so surprised that it was so good that I totally farmed it,” Coffin said. “I could have won the heat on my first two waves. I’m definitely stoked to get second, but I would have really liked to win. It always hurts when you start strong and then you blow it, but it’s good for my rating.”

Adriano de Souza scored a 9.70 out of 10 on this wave at the Vans Pier Classic on Saturday. (ASP Photo/Hilleman)

Santa Barbara’s Conner Coffin advanced through a heat with Adriano de Souza and Tim Curran on Sunday, reaching the semifinals at the Vans Pier Classic in Huntington Beach.

De Souza won the quarterfinal heat with a score of 15.03. Coffin pulled out a 13.97, which bested Curran’s 10.73 and Ian Gentil’s 9.50.

The semifinal berth is the 17-year-old’s best result in a professional contest of this caliber. The 4-star ASP Vans Pier Classic has several of the ASP’s top surfers competing, including de Souza, Curran, Gabe Kling, and Damien Hobgood.

Coffin is up against de Souza, Kling, and Kolohe Andino in his semifinal heat. Damien Hobgood and Taylor Knox are in the other semi with two more to be determined.

The contest will be decided today.


Six-time Rincon Classic pro champion Kilian Garland reached the Round of 32 before bowing out.

Coffin has also been advancing through heats in the Pro Junior competition. Coffin is also in the Pro Junior semis after recording the best two-wave score in a quarterfinal group of death that included Evan Geiselman and Keanu Asing.


Vans Pier Classic Final Results:
1 –
Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.60
2 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.50
3 – Taylor Knox (USA) 10.77
4 – Damien Hobgood (USA) 5.04

Vans Pier Classic Semifinals Results:
Heat 1:
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 16.83, Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.17, Gabe Kling (USA) 13.67, Conner Coffin (USA) 9.27
Heat 2: Taylor Knox (USA) 13.00, Damien Hobgood (USA) 9.43, Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF) 8.90, Asher Nolan (USA) 8.74

Vans Pier Classic Quarterfinals Results:
Heat 1:
Gabe Kling (USA) 11.00, Kolohe Andino (USA) 10.84, Bobby Morris (USA) 8.77, Ricky Whitlock (USA) 5.40
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.03, Conner Coffin (USA) 13.97, Tim Curran (USA) 10.73, Ian Gentil (HAW) 9.50
Heat 3: Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.87, Taylor Knox (USA) 10.94, Ola Eleogram (HAW) 10.84, Anthony Petruso (USA) 8.50
Heat 4: Asher Nolan (USA) 10.03, Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF) 9.17, Matt Pagan (USA) 8.33, Andrew Doheny (USA) 6.80

Vans Pro Junior Final Results:
1 –
Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.23
2 – Conner Coffin (USA) 14.07
3 – Luke Davis (USA) 14.00
4 – Jake Halstead (USA) 10.96

Vans Pro Junior Semifinals Results:
Heat 1:
Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.30, Luke Davis (USA) 12.80, Koa Smith (HAW) 9.14, Andrew Doheny (USA) 3.90
Heat 2: Conner Coffin (USA) 12.60, Jacob Halstead (USA) 10.77, Evan Thompson (USA) 10.07, Evan Geiselman (USA) 8.33

Vans Pro Junior Quarterfinals Results:
Heat 1:
Kolohe Andino (USA) 10.83, Koa Smith (HAW) 7.54, Ian Crane (USA) 5.46, Carlos Munoz (CRI) 4.77
Heat 2: Andrew Doheny (USA) 13.27, Luke Davis (USA) 12.16, Dylan Goodale (HAW) 10.87, Dylan Kowalski (USA) 5.26
Heat 3: Conner Coffin (USA) 11.73, Evan Geiselman (USA) 10.50, Jared Thorne (USA) 7.30, Keanu Asing (HAW) 5.53
Heat 4: Jacob Halstead (USA) 9.57, Evan Thompson (USA) 9.26, Fisher Heverly (USA) 8.07, Taylor Thorne (USA) 7.47



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