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Surf League, Boardridersrecognize surfer scholars

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High school surfer-scholars were recognized during the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association and the South Bay Boardriders annual awards night at the Hermosa Beach Community Center on Friday. The scholarship recipients were (left to right) Zachary Rosenberg, Rodney Buck, Alex Fry, Lauren Kong, Ethan Rogers, Alfred Daniels Crawford, Beck Cherry, Sophia Caravello, Sebastian Kuhr, Charlotte Sabina and Ryan Hughes. Photo by Kevin Cody

by Kevin Cody

The South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association (SBSSA) celebrated what many believe was the best winter surf season in over a decade with an awards presentation last Friday evening at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The high school surf league includes 12 schools, from San Pedro to Santa Monica.

Mira Costa High finished the season undefeated (4-0) to win the Championship division, followed by Palos Verdes (3-1) and Redondo (3-1).

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Santa Monica High won the Premier division, followed by El Segundo (2-3) and San Pedro (2-3).

Ethan Foley of Santa Monica, and Erin Wolf of Peninsula received the Rookies of the Year awards. The John Joseph Dedication Awards went to Angela Strong of Palos Verdes and Zach Mitchell of Santa Monica. The Alex Gray Awesome Attitude Awards went to Deborah Mendiha, of Redondo and Erin Wolf of Peninsula. The Waterman’s Award was shared by Alex Fry and Parker Browning. Kyra Williams received the Waterwoman Award.

Following the SBSSA awards presentation, the South Bay Boardriders’ Doug Smith and the Jimmy Miller Foundation’s Jeff Miller presented $750 scholarships to 11 surfer scholars. The recipients were: Alex Fry, Zachary Rosenberger, Beck Cherry and Charlotte Sabina of Mira Costa; Lauren Kong of Peninsula; Rodney Buck of Palos Verdes, Ethan Rogers and Ryan Hughes of Redondo; Alfred Daniel Crawford of South Torrance; Sophia Caravello of El Segundo, and Sebastian Kuhr of Loyola.


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