The 2018/2019 school year marks the 23rd year of the St. Augustine High School & Academy of Our Lady of Peace Surf Team. The program is moderated by Deacon Hardick and coached by Julia Mekrut, Christina Harmes OLP ’03, Jim Eischen ’80, Kevin Flynn, Carmine Rocci ’68, and Jim Shaw ’71 who together have many years of recreational and competitive surfing experience.
DURING SEASON: The Saints & OLP Surf Team is an established club for students of all levels of surfing abilities. This season over 50 students from Saints and OLP are currently participating in the program. Participating members may receive PE credit (as defined by eligibility standards), and competitors may receive a Saints Athletic Letter (as defined by eligibility standards). Families, friends, and Alumni are invited to join our Saturday morning practices held at La Jolla Shores at 8 AM.
The team competes in 5 surf meets per season through the Scholastic Surf Series – Division IV of the Western Surfing Association. For more information on team vs. team meets, including a season schedule, please visit: https://surfsss.org/2018-19-contest-schedule-results/
OFF SEASON: The program encourages its members who do not participate in a Spring sport to join forces with the Swim Team – keeping the students both physically and mentally fit and enhancing their experiences in a city surrounded by water.
Questions/Interested in participating? Contact Coach Julia Mekrut at JMekrut@sahs.org or Deacon Hardick on campus.
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