St. Margaret's surf team opened the 2019-220 Scholastic Surf Series 2-0 with a 60-7 win over El Toro and a 50-42 win over JSerra. The Tartans relied on excellent performances by seniors Aiden Rooney and Jake Vandenburg to keep the momentum going to start the season.
Finalists against El Toro included:
Bodyboard: - 3rd Eli Berstein
Womens longboard: - 2nd Kennedy Barlow
Womens shortboard: - 3rd Kennedy Barlow:
Mens longboard: - 1st Jake Vandenburg - 2nd Michael Cuda
Mens shortboard: - 1st Jake Vandenburg
Finalists against JSerra included:
Bodyboard: - 2nd Eli Berstein
Womens longboard: - 4th Jasper Adams
Womens shortboard: - 6th Jasper Adams
Mens longboard: - 1st Andrew McAleer - 6th Michael Cuda
Mens shortboard: - 2nd Jake Vandenburg
With the Tartans making the finals in the first two contests, St. Margaret's is currently leading in three categories; bodyboard (Eli Bernstein), longboard (Michael Cuda) and shortboard (Jake Vandenburg).
"This team has such a good vibe that it transfers directly to their surfing. Surfing styles range from smooth and fluid longboarding to a more aggressive and snappy approach with our short boarders," said assistant coach Mick Vollmer. "While our team is very competitive with a winning record of 2-0, they also seem to know how to keep things light and are always having a good time. The coaches are impressed with the team and the level in which they are competing -and of course, their all-around stoke!”
The Tartans return to the water to continue the Scholastic Surf Series on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the San Clemente Pier. Go Tartans!