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Kayla Coscino competes at Pismo Beach.Photo by Jack McDaniels.
Kayla Coscino competes at Pismo Beach.Photo by Jack McDaniels.

Several local surfers competed in a Western Surfing Association event at Pismo Beach Pier on Nov. 8-9.

Laguna Beach finalists included Hudson Saunders, first in under 9 and fifth in under 10; Jaxson Hutchen, fifth in U9; Hayden Rodgers, first in U10; Kayla Coscino, third in U14 and first in U16; and Jeremy Shutts, fifth in U16.

 

 LBHS Dominates Surf Contest     

Laguna Beach High School dominated the five-school Scholastic Surf Series contest in Huntington Beach last Saturday, Nov. 15.

In the bodyboard final, freshman Spencer Davis secured his first win of the season.

In girls longboard, Cayla Henderson took first and Coco Putnam second.

In the boys longboard, Ryan Meisberger took second, Tobie Grierson was fourth and Wesley Eagleton fifth.

In the girls shortboard, Grace Wellsfry finished in second and Coco Putnam was third.

The boys shortboard final was an epic Laguna battle with five of the six finalists. Tobie Grierson finished first, followed by Willy Hogan in second, Jake Levine in fourth, Dylan Davis fifth and Zach Levine sixth. Noah North missed out on the final and finished in seventh.

From left: Jake Levine, Spencer Davis, Cayla Henderson, Wesley Eagleton, Tobie Grierson, Zach Levine, Ryan Meisberger, Willy Hogan, bottom Coach Alisa Cairns and Dylan Davis.Photo by Teri Meisberger.
From left: Jake Levine, Spencer Davis, Cayla Henderson, Wesley Eagleton, Tobie Grierson, Zach Levine, Ryan Meisberger, Willy Hogan, bottom Coach Alisa Cairns and Dylan Davis.Photo by Teri Meisberger.

Earlier last week, the LBHS shortboard surfers won on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Salt Creek against Dana Hills.

Jake Levine again stood out to finish first in his heat. Along with Levine, Willy Hogan, Noah North and Mike Chapman had second place finishes. Dylan Davis had some good rides and placed third while, Connor Brashier, Shane Chapman, Jeremy Shutts and Dante Madrigal all did well finishing with fourths.

Among the girls, Anika placed third and Page Vitolo fourth. Megan Mathews finished third in longboard.

In bodyboard, Spencer Davis had the best ride of the heat, placing third. Ryan Meisberger finished fourth in boys longboard.

While the team did not win the overall points, all the divisions’ points added up for a big win, 43 to 41 for boys shortboard surfers.

The league championship will take palce Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20 at T-St in San Clemente.

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