Shorecliffs surfers win O.C. event at San Clemente pier

Shorecliffs Intermediate school of San Clemente is unbeaten in five Scholastic Surf Series Orange Region competitions this year, and it was very easy to see why at the season ending Saturday, March 25 at the San Clemente Pier.

Shorecliffs and Thurston Center College of Laguna Beach finished 1-2 out of seven institutions, however Shorecliffs, the protecting NSSA national champion, was dominant, collecting 286 indicate 130.5 for runner-up Thurston.

San Clemente’s Bernice Ayer Middle Institution was third, San Juan Capistrano’s Marco Forster Intermediate school fourth and Niguel Hills Intermediate school fifth.

In boys shortboarding, the top-performance division of the event, Shorecliffs surfers occupied 5 of the six ports in the final.

Liam Mateer took the win, colleagues Brayden Burch, Nico Coli as well as Dane Matson going 2-3-4. Callan Emery of Marco Forster was 5th.

Shorecliffs’ Kai McPhillips, who took sixth, won the longboard division, where Shorecliffs web surfers went 1-2-3.

Elle Emery of Marco Forster outpointed Tess Booth of Thurston and also four other finalists to win ladies shortboarding. Chris Early of Avila decisioned Seth Lyon of Niguel Hills as well as four other finalists to win bodyboarding.

In women longboarding, Shorecliffs’ Taylor Stacy and also Carolyn Sachse put 1-2.


At Oceanside, three of the 5 department winners in a Searching America Prime West Shore invitational March 25 were from San Clemente.

Cole Houshmand won the Boys Under 18 division, Kirra Pinkerton won Girls Under 16 and Jett Schilling won Children Under 16.

Pinkerton additionally took 2nd in Girls Under 18. Schilling took 2nd in Boys Under 14. San Clemente’s Kade Matson was a two-division finalist, second in Children Under 16, 3rd in Children Under 18.

Tyler Gunter of Newport Coastline was second in Young boys Under 18. San Clemente’s Crosby Colapinto was third in Boys Under 16. Laguna Beach’s Kayla Coscino was 3rd in Girls Under 16. San Clemente’s Samantha Sibley was fourth in Girls Under 18.

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