The Orange County High School League saw rain, light winds and 3-4 foot waves at Ninth Street in Huntington Beach when the Laguna Beach High School team competed during the third Scholastic Surf competition on Saturday, Jan. 10.
Laguna Beach went head to head against St. Margaret’s, J. Serra, Rancho Santa Margarita and El Toro High, with nearly all of the Laguna surfers advancing into the individual competition and then again on to the finals in the various divisions.
In the bodyboard final, freshman Spencer Davis continued his impressive results finishing second overall.
In girls longboard, Cayla Henderson battled hard finishing fourth and knocking her foot with her board.
In boys longboard, Wesley Eagleton took the win, followed by Tobie Grierson in second.
In girls shortboard, Anika Pitz placed second and Jaden Christiansen was able to finish fourth despite being out of the water for the last couple of months with an injury.
The boys shortboard final proved a classic Laguna battle with five of the six finalists from Laguna. The odd man out, Colin De La Pena from J.Serra, ended up with the win. Noah North took second and stood out all day on his new bright yellow board; Tobie Grierson was third, Zach Levine, fourth, Dylan Davis, fifth and Jake Levine was sixth.
The next competition will be Saturday, Jan. 31, at the San Clemente pier.