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By Andrea Swayne
Loyal Cash Kenworthy of Dana Point was happy and ready to hold his own among the competitors at the 10th Annual WSA Menehune Sun Bum Surf Fest on July 12 in Huntington Beach.
In the Boys U10 Shortboard Push-in division, Loyal distinguished himself from the start with a second-place finish in round one. After another runner-up performance in the second round, he claimed the third-place trophy at the podium.
Although he’s been surfing for only two years, Loyal is already becoming one to watch as he also makes regular appearances at Soul Surf Series events—taking a big win in April in Boys U7—and plans to add Western Surfing Association events to his schedule in the upcoming season.
When not surfing, he also enjoys skateboarding.
In the classroom Loyal is a diligent student who says he really likes school and is excited to be starting first grade in the fall.
When asked what he likes about surfing, skating and school, Loyal’s answer was simple and delivered with a huge smile.
“Because it’s fun,” he said, adding that he would like to thank his dad for pushing him into good waves.