Coaches Corner

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 to judge heats and has since become the head judge as of 2021. Tucker has worked for multiple surf/skate brands, and he held it down at ET Surf for over 10 years. He is known for his true love of the water, an obsession with body mechanics, and an ability to match you with the perfect board. In 2020, Tucker became the Mira Costa assistant surf coach and has since taken on the head coach role – a title he is humbled by and greatly respects.

Tucker is looking forward to a long and successful run with the Mira Costa Surf Team and is excited to encourage the next generation of surfers to realize their full potential. Not only as individual athletes, but as contributors to the long-standing love of surfing in the South Bay.

Coach Steve Meidroth “Mido” a Mira Costa class of 1989 alumni, is a proud Mustang who is passionate about South Bay surfing and carrying on the legacy of Costa’s competitive surf program. Steve brings tremendous value to Costa Surf with his extensive surf knowledge and experience, combined with his background coaching youth sports. He hopes to help team members become stronger surfers, learn the skills needed to gain a competitive advantage, build confidence, and overall be more knowledgeable about the sport and good citizens in the water.

In his early years, Steve competed in NSSA’s and local surf contests. At Costa, he was lucky enough to be a part of the inaugural year of the school’s surf program in 1986/1987. After graduating, he went to college at UCSB, where he was a member of the surf team. His continued passion for surfing led him to a career in sales/marketing for surf/skate/snowboarding brands for many years. Steve has surfed dozens of locations around the world including in Australia, Hawaii, Indonesia, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Steve is known for his patience and professionalism as well as his humor. He is in awe of the school spirit of today’s students and looks forward to continuing to grow and build Costa’s surf program into the best in So Cal alongside Coach Tucker.

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