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Orange County middle school surf teams gathered at the San Clemente Pier February 2 for the third Scholastic Surf Series event of the season.

By Andrea Swayne

The weather was warm and although the waves were small, in the 2- to 3-foot range, they stayed glassy and contestable throughout the event.

Noah Hohenester from the Bernice Ayer team turned in an exceptional performance to take his second Boys Shortboard win in a row making him the No. 1 rated surfer in the division.

Teresa O’Connor (Marco Forster Middle School) and Alexxa Elseewi (Bernice Ayer Middle School) jump for joy following the trophy presentation at the SSS OC Middle School competition February 2 at the San Clemente Pier. Photo by Sheri Crummer/seasister.com
Teresa O’Connor (Marco Forster Middle School) and Alexxa Elseewi (Bernice Ayer Middle School) jump for joy following the trophy presentation at the SSS OC Middle School competition February 2 at the San Clemente Pier. Photo by Sheri Crummer/seasister.com

Also, taking back-to-back wins was Tera Richardson from Shorecliffs Middle School. Her victory also sent her to the top of the ranks in Girls Shortboard.

With two contests remaining in the season, Shorecliffs is in the lead.

“All the teams are chasing second behind Shorecliffs,” said contest director Carolyn Krammer. “The Bernice Ayer team, consistently in the second-place spot, has been working very hard to close the gap and have so far dominated the season in Coed Bodyboard.”

The next event is scheduled for March 3 at Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach.

For more information, including full results and ratings, visit www.surfsss.org.

SSS Orange County Middle School, Event No. 4, February 2, San Clemente Pier
TEAM: 1. Shorecliffs, 263; 2. Bernice Ayer, 189; 3. Thurston, 147; 4. Marco Forster, 117; 5. Don Juan Avila, 56; 6. Vista Del Mar, 50; 7. Niguel Hills, 49.

BOYS SHORTBOARD: 1. Noah Hohenester, Bernice Ayer; 2. Curran Dand, Shorecliffs; 3. Bryce Crane, Shorecliffs; 4. Gunner Day, Shorecliffs; 5. Noah Atwood, Shorecliffs; 6. Jeremy Shutts, Thurston.

BOYS LONGBOARD: 1. Jacob Atwood, Shorecliffs; 2. Gus Day, Shorecliffs; 3. River Covey, Shorecliffs; 4. Kai Takayama, Bernice Ayer; 5. Jack Benjamin, Marco Forster; 6. Luke Overin, Bernice Ayer.

GIRLS SHORTBOARD: 1. Tera Richardson, Shorecliffs; 2. Alexxa Elseewi, Bernice Ayer; 3. Bethany Zelasko, Shorecliffs; 4. Lily Benjamin, Marco Forster; 5. Maya Harrison, Bernice Ayer; 6. Ashley Beeson, Niguel Hills.

GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1. Teresa O’Connor, Marco Forster; 2. Maya Harrison, Bernice Ayer; 3. Kailey Biggs, Shorecliffs; 4. Gabriella McCormick, Bernice Ayer; 5. Kaila Patterson, Shorecliffs; 6. Kendall Osorio, Marco Forster.

COED BODYBOARD: 1. Derek Reynolds, Bernice Ayer; 2. Brad Prolo, Shorecliffs; 3. Luke Overin, Bernice Ayer; 4. Shane Kimbrough, Bernice Ayer; 5. Kian Feiner, Shorecliffs; 6. Kyle Saavedra, Marco Forster.

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