DSC groms try to stay in the best surf stance on a Bosu for the longest during an end-of-the-season challenge at the training headquarters. Photo: Courtesy Scott Kennaugh
DSC groms try to stay in the best surf stance on a Bosu for the longest during an end-of-the-season challenge at the training headquarters. Photo: Courtesy Scott Kennaugh

Dana Point Times

Dean Sports Consultants Elite Surf Training groms are working to perfect their surfing techniques during the less busy time of the surf season.

At the end of training when they are all fatigued, the DSC groms participate in a challenge to see how far they’ve progressed in their endurance training.

Most of the groms are new to the organization, Scott Kennaugh of DSC said in an email, and some surf professionals work with DSC as well.

“They are always super motivated when they see guys like Evan Geiselman training hard in the class before them, so we put on the new Reef Movie ‘Exit’ to keep them super stoked,” Kennaugh said.

“Ryder Fish is one of the most stoked little groms we get the opportunity to work with,” he said. “Ryder was born and raised in San Clemente and has been watching and learning from fellow goofy-foot local guys like Kevin Schulz, Nate Yeomans and Ian Crane.”

Kennaugh said he enjoys watching Fish’s style develop from watching experienced riders.

“He has been ripping on his new Cordell board,” he said.

Hayden Millerick recently joined the DSC family and brings his own flare to every training session, Kennaugh said. Millerick is another San Clemente local who gets the chance to surf with not only all the kids his own age that rip but all the older guys who push him to progress with his surfing.

“We’re working on his timing and co-ordination and also on trying to get him a haircut,” Kennaugh said.

Twelve-year-old Sebastian Ojeda is the newest member to DSC Elite Surf Training, Kennaugh said. He lives near Windansea and loves to surf the reef breaks around La Jolla.

“He has a great style and can throw down some rad turns,” Kennaugh said. “We’re working on keeping him compressed and driving through and drawing out his turns.”

For more information about DSC surf training, visit www.deansportsconsultants.com/about-us or call 1.855.787.3496.

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