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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 42  |  May 26, 2020

LBHS surf takes big win over Santa Margarita at Scholastic Surf Series Event #2

Laguna Beach High School surf had a big win on Sunday at the Scholastic Surf Series Event at San Clemente Pier. The team ended up with top overall wins and finalists were Devyn Linder, Christian Schenk, and Tyson Lockhart.

Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn report, “We started out the day with team competition and Laguna Beach High School was up against Santa Margarita High School. Everyone surfed really well as a team, and we took the overall win by a large margin 60-24. Some of the team surfed in multiple divisions with a lot of success, and most of the team advanced to the individual competition.” 

LBHS surf team

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(L-R) Back Row: Coach Alisa Cairns, Devyn Linder, Mia Moore, Tyson Lockhart, and Dane Cameron; Front Row: Cooper Laws and Christian Schenk

The weather was nice and sunny with light winds all day and the surf was decent to start the day. As the day went on, with the tide bottoming out with a negative tide, it got really challenging. According to the coaches, “Despite the conditions, our surfers did outstanding. When the day came to a close, we had a number of finalists and top finishers.” 

LBHS surf Dev and Mia

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Devyn Linder and Mia Moore

In both the Women’s Shortboard and Longboard Devyn Linder, surfing in her first Scholastic Surf Series event after being sick for a good portion of the fall season, came away with the win in Women’s Shortboard and Longboard. 

Mia Moore traded off with some impressive surfing of her own, particularly in the early rounds to take third in Shortboard and Longboard. 

LBHS surf Christian

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Christian Schenk

In the men’s divisions, Christian Schenk surfed strong all day and ended up with an impressive first in Shortboard and also did double duty in Longboard, taking third. Coach Finn said, “Cooper Laws was very stylish all day in the Longboard, getting some excellent scores including a high 8.5 and finished the day runner up.”

Meanwhile Tyson Lockhart had a great day, with several top scoring heats and did double duty as well winning the Bodyboard and taking third in Shortboard. Dane Cameron had a solid day in Shortboard, making a number of heats and finished in a count back to take fifth. 

LBHS surf trio

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(L-R) Christian Schenk, Tate Warner, and Cooper Laws

Tate Warner did double duty, getting the job done in both Shortboard and Longboard. Lucas Jablon put in some nice rides in Shortboard as well as Gavin Pike to all help the team in the win.

The next Scholastic Surf Series event will be January 12 in Huntington Beach.

The coaches give a special shout out to LBHS Surfer Jade Howson for Winning the Women’s Gold Medal in SUP Sprints at the ISA World Championships yesterday in El Salvador competing for Team USA!


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