The Mira Costa Surf Team is the South Bay’s finest high school surf program, consistently dominating the Bay League. The team consists of approximately forty-five dedicated student athletes who train year round.
The official surf season runs from September through March, but during the school year, the team surfs every Monday through Thursday at 6:30 am at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach, and twice a week have after school strength and agility training. Most competitions are held weekdays between 6:30 and 8:30 am at beaches from Torrance to El Porto.
The team is coed. Girls and boys compete in separate divisions but practice together. Divisions include Shortboard and Longboard and tryouts are held prior to the season starting in October. The team is highly competitive and participates in the National Championships each year in June.
Surf Team is a year-round sport.
The top-10 nationally ranked surf team is currently competing in the annual South Bay Scholastic Surfing Assoc. competition with the first couple of heats surfed last week. Advancing heats and divisions continuing. Thanks to sponsors Goodboybob Coffee, Hawaiian Island Creations, Merritt Sanderson Real Estate, Michael Lee Architects & Outsource Staffing.
The team made the most out of tricky conditions. Surfers with heat wins were Elleni Tourigny, Tea Trent, Cole Saffell, Charlie Rudy, Gio Horta, and Chase Gaffney. Congrats to all the surfers for a job well done!
Coach Tucker O’Shia, a North Torrance class of 2011 alumni, started surfing at the age of 6 and has committed his life and efforts to it ever since. Tucker competed in the local Scholastic Series which led to then competing in the South Bay Boardriders contests, where he also learned…
The surf team wrapped up a successful season with the All Star competition held at Hermosa Beach Pier. Teams from across the South Bay sent their top surfers to compete against each other for bragging rights. Costa represented well having surfers make it to the finals in all categories. Ryan…