Half Moon Bay Middle School Surf defeated Twin Lakes Middle School 57-36 in the final contest of the year in epic 3-5 foot conditions at The Hook in Santa Cruz. The victory secures a 3rd place finish for the team this season.
HMB swept the girls 1st round in both shortboard and longboard with solid performances by Amelia Mueller, Lola Weatherly, Phoenix Lopez-Mustille, Shea Lovato and Sydney Bolander. In the boys team heats, Elias Smith and Connor Brown advanced out of the boys shortboard division.
Lola Weatherly surfed strong, making it to the finals in girls shortboard, finishing 5th overall. Elias Smith made it the through the fiercely contested boys shortboard semi-finals, which saw some of the best surfing of the year. The high tide swamped conditions for the final, where Elias finished 5th overall.
Thank you all again for the very generous end of the season gifts….I definitely feel the love! As most of you are aware, this was my last season as coach of the middle school team. We have a new coach lined up and will be sending info about next season sometime this summer.