CCA Surf Team wins state title

Canyon Crest Academy’s Surf Team took first place at the Interscholastic Surfing Federation State Championships on May 17 in Oceanside.

This young team is composed of 21 surfers and coached by Dan Mori of Fulcrum Surf.

The academy also took first place in the boys’ short board, second in the girls’ short board and second in the boy’s long board competitions.

The team celebrated at an awards ceremony May 18 at Jake’s in Del Mar. Jason Schechter and Nikki Sfeir were named the program’s MVPs. Jonathon Stewart received first place for overall short board surfing. Tamara Kramer was named “Rookie of the Year” and Ryan Bloum was named “Most Improved Surfer.”

The Canyon Crest surf team includes: Natalie Allen, Garrett Bakker, Ryan Bloum, Sarah Burnand, Patrick Ciri, Grant Clay, Tulio Donavan, Roel Grootenhuis, Conner Holdsworth, Jake Holker, Emelio Jappelli, Tamara Kramer, Todd McCardell, Morgan Pierson, Ryan Rosen, Daniel Salas, Jason Schechter, Nikki Sfeir, Adam Skinner, Riley Stephenson and Jonathon Stewart.