Absences Fail to Undercut Surf Team

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Members of the Laguna Beach High School surf team made the individual finals in all divisions at the second event in the Scholastic Surf Series in Huntington Beach earlier this month.

Despite absences due to vacations, illness and injuries, a team was assembled with many stepping up to compete in multiple divisions.

In competing against St. Margaret’s full team, Laguna came up short, but three short boarders, Jameson Roller, Jackson Jenkins and Sam Starr, surfed in short board and long board and Jameson also competed in body board.

Tess Booth competed in both short and long board. Kelly Smith surfed in short board and Jade Howson on long board.

Laguna ended up being edged out by 10 points in the team competition, but most of the kids continued on in the individual competition where they dominated nearly each division final.

Sam Starr, left, and Jackson Jenkins competing for LBHS in Huntington Beach.
Sam Starr, left, and Jackson Jenkins competing for LBHS in Huntington Beach.

Jameson Roller took first in boys long board, second in body board and also surfed well in short board.

Jackson Jenkins took second in short board.

Tess Booth took first in short board while Kelly Smith was close, taking second. In long board, Jade Howson styled her way to a close win, while Tess was right on her heals in second.

Submitted by coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn.

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