Grauer High School Surf Team Competes in Oceanside
From Surf Coach Billy Stern: Grauer’s High School Surf team competed in their second meet of the season on November 19 at Oceanside Harbor. The ocean delivered beautiful 3-5’ waves for the morning team competition against High Tech High and the afternoon's individual rounds. Grauer won the team competition by a score of 55 to 22. In the individual competition, Grauer surfers made the finals in every division:
Womens Shortboard 1st place - Mallory O.
Mens Shortboard 2nd place - Sage S. ’23
Womens Longboard 3rd place - Mallory O.
Mens Longboard 2nd place - Embry R. ’23
Mens Longboard 4th place - Charlie T. ’25
Bodyboard 5th place - Ronin M. ‘25
In the team competition, Arthur P. ’23, Shaun B. ’24, Aidan T. ’26, and Leyton G. ’26 also performed well and earned critical points in our team's victory over High Tech High. Thanks to all of the students and families who participated or were cheering on the Grauer Surf Team! We look forward to our next contest, which will take place at December 17 at Avalanche in Ocean Beach.
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