Palos Verdes’ Saracore, Mira Costa’s Ava Miller win SB Scholastic Surfing All Star Contest at Hermosa Beach Pier.

Zach Siegel, of Redondo competes in the SB Scholastic Surfing Association All Star competition at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Tuesday. Photo by Steve Gaffney (

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Palos Verdes High’s Conrad Sanacore, and Mira Costa High’s Ava Miller placed first in the men’s and women’s divisions of the South Bay High School All Star contest at the Hermosa Beach pier on Tuesday.

Sanacore put on an impressive performance  throughout the 20 minute final, in shoulder to head high, chocolate red tide surf. Ethan Foley, of Santa Monica High, finished a close second and favorite Karsten Wanke, winner of the Kick Off Classic last November, finished third.

Miller won the women’s division on the strength of two long rides that enabled her to pull away from Erin Wolfe, of Peninsula, who finished second, and Sierra Pacifici, of Santa Monica, who finished third.

Beau Weger, of Santa Monica High, surfed what he called his “best ever longboard heat,” to take first in the longboard division. Weger also finished fourth in the shortboard division. Eleni Tourigny, of Mira Costa High, glided to victory in the women’s longboard division.

The team competition ended last Thursday with Mira Costa posting a 6-0 record to win the league title. Redondo finished second and Palos Verdes third.

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