LBHS Surfers Place Third at Championships

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Long Beach High School’s Surf Team competed at the National Scholastic Surfing Association Northeast Regional High School Championship in Spring Lake, New Jersey, where they placed third overall out of the 25 teams competing representing 15 schools. The Oct. 16 event marked the team’s eighth consecutive year of participation and first time earning this prominent ranking.

Sophomores Summer Ejnes and Drew Caracciola led the way for the Marines as they respectively placed third in the girls division and sixth in the boys. Summer also competed as the team's longboarder and advanced to the semifinals, which earned quality points for the team. Dakota Ejnes, a senior who earned the Danny Bobis Award at last year’s contest, moved on to the quarterfinals in challenging conditions and earned points for the team in the longboard portion as well.

Freshman Jack Richards and sophomore Kyle Caracciola both advanced to the semifinals, while underclassmen Troy Morris and Ethan Grassini moved on to the quarterfinals. Shayne Wellen, Jack Rockefeller, and Matt Werner surfed great heats through round three.

Coaches Anthony Balsamo, Rachel Bobis and Neal Campbell were all proud of the team's effort and are excited for future successes.