'Nova surfers slighted by Pacific Palisades,
The Wildcat Surf squad competed in its third Interscholastic
Surfing Federation (ISF) contest of the season on
Dec. 14 in near-perfect wave conditions at Surfer's Point in
While the weather was cold and rainy, waves were running from
4 to 6 feet, with occasional larger sets rolling in.
In team competition, Villanova was edged out by Pacific Palisade
High School by a score of 62-59.
In the individual competition, the Villanova 'Cats took advantage
of surfing their home waters and advanced to the semi-finals
in six events.
Cole Clary and Robert Campana both advanced in the boys' shortboard
competition. Clary also advanced to the semifinals on boys' longboard,
taking first in his preliminary round and fourth overall.
Courtney Ralston also advanced in the girls' shortboard finals,
with a first-place win in the preliminaries and a fourth place
Rachel Kuehn dominated in girls' longboard, advancing to the
semifinals along with teammate Mitchell Kupfer in the body board
Cole Clary, Rachel Balderas and Jaclyn Orgel were all ranked
in the top 10 of their respective short board divisions in overall
standings for the ISF's Channel Section that were posted at Sunday's
Pro surfer Dan Malloy, formerly of Ojai, stopped by the event
to cheer on Villanova's surfers.
The Wildcats will continue their season on Jan. 10 with a contest
at Santa Monica.
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