Laguna Wins Another Peak

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Anika Pitz managed to win in the girls longboard division despite getting hit by her own board.   Photos by Alisa Cairns
Anika Pitz managed to win in the girls longboard division despite getting hit by her own board.
Photos by Alisa Cairns

The Laguna Beach High School surf team took the overall win at Southside Huntington Beach Pier at the third Scholastic Surf Series on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Laguna team members surfed well in the six-foot swell pushed by plenty of current and earned slots in the individual competition and division finals.

In the girls longboard, Anika Pitz was the winner despite getting hit by her board and leaving early. She was treated by lifeguards before being taken to the hospital. Lola Fisher took second.

Jake Levine earned the best single wave score and in the boys shortboard finals scored two more to win. Liam McCue was runner-up while Noah North took third, Zach Levine took fourth while Jett North rounded out the final in sixth.

Ryan Meisburger surfed very well in the longboard competition, battling tough conditions to win while Gaal Shonfeld and Jameson Roller also did well to place third and fourth.

Destiny Thompson charged hard in the girls shortboard to take third, while Anika had to skip the final and take fourth.

The bodyboard final saw Travis Booth step in as an alternate and put on a spectacular performance to win.


By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn

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