Surfing & Bodyboarding

Surfing and Bodyboarding news in Laguna Beach.

Local Surfers Start Strong in WSA Contest

Two Laguna Beach surfers earned high marks during the Western Surfing Association’s first contest of the season Aug. 4-5 at San Onofre State Beach...

LBHS Surf Team Sweeps Newport Harbor

The Laguna Beach High School surf team dominated Newport Harbor High School in their first league event Thursday, Sept. 22, at Thalia Street beach. Laguna’s...

Champs Emerge in Surf Contest

Individual champions Kelly Smith, Jade Howsen and Kiko Nelsen took top finishes in the most recent Scholastic Surf Series in San Clemente. Many members of...

LBHS Surf Takes Big Win Over El Toro

By LBHS Surf Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn Laguna Beach High School Surf had a big win on Sunday at the Scholastic Surf Series...

Levine and Chapman Win for LBHS Surf

By coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns, Special to the Independent   The Laguna Beach High School Surf Team hosted San Clemente High School at Thalia...

Surfer Kayla Coscino Places Second Overall

Top surfers from Laguna Beach went up against those from San Clemente, Dana Hills and Newport Harbor during the individual league final surfing championships...

Kayla Coscino Finishes Fourth at U.S. Open Final

Laguna Beach surfer Kayla Coscino placed fourth on finals day at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach last weekend. Hawaiian Zoe McDougall...

Thurston’s Surfers Place Second

The Thurston Middle School surf team came in second place to San Clemente's Shorecliffs team at the third Scholastic Surf Series contest at Oceanside...

Sports Update: Naess and Rose named 2020-21 Laguna Beach athletes of the year

Seniors Jessie Rose and Nolan Naess received top honors as Laguna Beach High School released their annual award selections for the 2020-21 season. Rose earned...


The squad holds tryouts Sept. 12-13 then face Aliso Niguel early Friday, Sept. 22.  

Thurston’s Surf Team Wins 2nd at State Championships

The Thurston Middle School Division 1 surf team took second place this past weekend at the National Scholastic Surfing Association state championship at Church Beach at...

LBHS Surf Opens Season with Win Over Newport Harbor

By Coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns The Laguna Beach High School surf team came out of the gates firing against Newport Harbor High School...

LBHS Surfers Dominate Newport Harbor Again

The Laguna Beach High School Surf Team defeated Newport Harbor High School for the second time this season. LBHS surfers led the way in...

Surf Team Overcome by Dana Hills

The Laguna Beach High School surf team won several early heats, but ultimately lost to undefeated Dana Hills at Salt Creek on Thursday, Nov....

Thurston Surf Team Takes Second

With a fresh crop of untested talent, this year’s middle school Scholastic Surf Series kicked off at San Onofre State Park with a solid...