Bishop’s surfers ride waves to state title
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The Bishop’s School surf team rests between waves. Team members include seniors Zach Lana and Charlotte Brutten; juniors Aaron Ellis and Luke Erlbeck; sophomores Addison Lana, James Maysent, Marion Beacham and Liv Johnson; and freshmen Jakue Aguerre, Timmy Chesney, Liam Parr, Jack Piegza, Keir Sullivan and Elke Johnson. Courtesy photo
The Bishop’s School surf team rode the waves all the way to the state championships in Oceanside — and then rode them to victory, taking the championship in the men’s shortboard division on April 22.

The team, coached by Adam Montgomery and led by team captain Zach Lana, is in only its second season. Team members started the day at the Oceanside Harbor surfing 3- to 4-foot waves. The weather conditions, with very little wind and beautiful peaks, made for good rights and lefts. The competition started bright and early at 7 a.m. under overcast skies and a slight drizzle.

Eleven teams qualified to compete in the event, with The Bishop’s School pitted first against Tesoro High School. A win in that match up led to one against Thousand Oaks High School, which then led to the semi-finals against University City High. Continuing the winning streak, Bishop’s surfers went on to the finals against last year’s champions, Aliso Miguel High School. The Bishop’s School prevailed and took the win with a close final score, 24 to 18.

— Staff and contribution
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