Resume

Tiare Nicole Thompson “TNT”

SURFING RESUME:
Age:17

Stance: Regular
Hometown: Bird Rock in La Jolla, CA
Surf Club:WindanSea Surf Club (youngest member inducted into the club at age 6)
Home surf break:WindanSea Beach in La Jolla
Sponsors:California Pizza Kitchen, Rusty Surfboards, Naked Viking Surf fins (NVS), Bajabound.com (Mexican Insurance) Insurance, Matuse wetsuits, Sector 9 and Sun Bum sunscreen.
Nickname:TNT (she’s dynamite!)
Other Favorites:Fishing, free diving, gardening with her Mom & playing the ukulele.

Years surfing:12 years with her first wave when she was just shy of the age of five at Kiddieland on the Island of Tavarua in Fiji.
Years in competitive surfing: Tiare has been surfing competitively since the fall of 2007. She competes in a number of local surf club events and she competes in World Surf League Women’s Qualifying Series & Junior Women’s divisions, and Surfing America Prime.

SURFING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• USA Surf Team member since 2014 (at the age of 13)
Surfing America Prime (invitation only):
• 2017-2018: 4th place in Girls U18 division (in process, season ends in May 2018)
• 2016-2017: 3rd place in Girls U16 division and 4th place in Girls U18 division
• 2011-2012 Season: finished the season ranked 7th out of 20 surfers in the Girls U16 division which qualified her for an invitation to the Surfing America USA Championships in June 2012 in three divisions Girls U16, U14 and U12. She plans on competing in U14 & U12 divisions. Tiare was the youngest girl competing in the Prime events at ages 10-11.
• 2010-2011 Season: invited to compete in 2 of the 6 events at the age of 10 with 18 other surfers in the Girls U16 division.
Western Surfing Association- WSA:
• 2011-2012 Girls U12 Season: finished the season ranked 2nd out of 16 surfers through a 10 event conference. Tiare finished the conference with 5- 1st place finishes, 2 – 2nd place finishes and a 2nd place at the West Coast Championships.
• 2011-2012 Girls U14 Season: finished the season ranked 4th out of 23 surfers through a 10 event conference. She has only competed in 8 of the 10 events this season with top finishes of 1 – 1st place finish and 3 – 3rd place finishes.
• 2011 West Coast Champion Girls U12 & Conference Title Winner for the 2010-2011 Season: 1st place at the WSA – West Coast Championships at Churches on May 15, 2011 at the age of 10. Tiare finished the conference in 1st with the most points overall in 9 events with 2 – 1st place finishes, 5 – 2nd place finishes and 2 – 3rd place finishes.
• 2010-2011 Girls U14 Conference: 4th Place final ranking for the conference with 3 – 2nd place finishes and 3 – 3rd place finishes in the 9 event conference. Qualified for the limited slots for the Quiksilver 2011 Surfing America USA Championships at Lower Trestles in 6/2011.
• Competitor in 2011 Quiksilver USA Championships at Lower Trestles: Qualified & competed in U12 & U14 Divisions in June 2011 with a 3rd in Round 1 in the Girls U14 and a 3rd in the Semi-Finals in the Girls U12 at the age of 10 (the youngest competitor at the event).
• 2010 West Coast Championships: 4th place finish in the Girls U12 division at the age of 9.
• 2009-2010 Girls SB U12 Conference: 3rd Place final ranking for conference at the age of 8-9. Top finishes with 2 – 1st place finishes, and 3 – 2nd place finishes.
• 2009-2010 Boys/Girls SB U10 Conference: 9th Place final ranking in the nine event conference.
• 2009-2010 Girls LB U14 Conference: 6th Place final ranking in the nine event conference.
National Scholastic Surfing Association -NSSA:
• 2011-2012 Southwest Explorer Girls Season: finished the season ranked 4th out of 14 surfers in the Girls 14 and under division with 2-3rd place finishes and 5-4th place finishes. Tiare was the youngest girl competing in this division while she was 10-11.
• 2011-2012 Southwest Explorer Women’s Season: finished the season ranked 4th out of 10 surfers in the Women’s division with 1-1st place finish, 1-3rd place finish, and 3-4th place finishes. Tiare was the youngest girl competing in this division while she was 10-11.
• 2011-2012 Southwest Open Girls Season: finished the season ranked 6th out of 14 surfers in the Girls 14 and under division after surfing in 7 of 10 events to date with 2 – 2nd place finishes and 2 – 3rd place finishes and a 4th place finish. Tiare was the youngest girl competing in this division while she was 10-11.
• 2011-2012 Southwest Open Women’s Season: finished the season ranked 10th out of 18 surfers in the Women’s division after surfing in only 5 of the 10 event season. Tiare was the youngest girl competing in this division while she was 10-11.
• 2012 West Coast Championships: Tiare qualified and competed in the Open Girls, Explorer Girls, Explorer Women’s divisions. Tiare made it to the finals in all three divisions finishing with a 4th in Open Girls, 6th in Explorer Girls and a 6th in Explorer Women’s divisions at the age of 11 (she was the youngest competitor in these divisions).
• 2011 West Coast Championships-Explorer: 3rd Place finish in the Girls 14 and under division at Huntington Beach (May 2011)
• Competitor in 2011 Nationals: competed in her first NSSA Nationals event at the age of 10 in June of 2011.
• 2010-2011 Southwest Explorer Girls Season: 3rd Place final ranking out of 11 surfers in the Girls U14 Conference with 1- 1st place finish, 2- 2nd place finishes and 3- 3rd place finishes.
• 2009-2010 Southwest Explorer Season: 8th Place final ranking out of 17 surfers in the Girls 14 and under Conference at ages 8-9.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• 2017 National Charity League Mother Daughter philanthropy award for community service hours.
• “Hope of America” Young Leadership Award from La Jolla Kiwanis (5th grader recipient).• Featured in a full-length surf movie called Manufacturing Stoke (www.manufacturingstoke.com) released in April of 2011.
• Roxy Cardiff Jam Teenie Wahine Champion 2008 Girls U9 division at the age of 7
• Featured in many local and Hawaiian newspapers as well as internet magazines
• 5th Place in Rell Sunn Menehune Championships Girls 7-9 SB in 2007 at the age of 6
• 5th Place in Rell Sunn Menehune Championships Girls 7-9 LB in 2007 at the age of 6

Education:She is a GATE Seminar student and she is in 11th grade at La Jolla High School in La Jolla. With her love of the ocean she aspires to become a Marine Biologist!
References:Rusty Preisendorfer (rusty@rustysurfboards.com)858-578-0414; Joe Roper (619) 275-0447