O.C. middle school surfers put on a show at San Clemente Pier
San Clemente’s Shorecliffs Middle School continues its roll through the ranks of the Scholastic Surf Series’ Orange County circuit.
In a contest held Saturday, Feb. 10, at the San Clemente Pier, the defending SSS state champions improved their season record to 4-0, racking up 275 points compared to 169 for runner-up Marco Forster Middle School of San Juan Capistrano,
It’s been that way all season, with Shorecliffs winning by big margins over Marco Forster, Bernice Ayer Middle School of San Clemente, Thurston Middle School of Laguna Beach and three other schools.
At the San Clemente Pier, division winners were Marco Forster’s Patrick O’Connor (boys shortboard), Bernice Ayer’s Nate Pierce (boys longboard), Shorecliffs’ Reese Dewey (girls shortboard), Shorecliffs’ Carolyn Sachse (girls longboard) and Niguel Hills’ Christian Boehmer (coed bodyboard).
Fourteen of the 30 division finalists were from Shorecliffs.
The fifth and final Orange County event will be March 17 at Huntington Beach Pier. Middle schoolers’ SSS State Championships are scheduled for April 28-29 at Oceanside.
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