OCEANSIDE — The MiraCosta College surf team took first place at the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) national surf contest held June 16 at Salt Creek in Dana Point. This makes back-to-back national championships for the team, which won last year’s competition as well.
Dayton Silva, Brent Reilly, Kelly Zaun and Derrick Disney swept the top four places, in that order. Silva was named “College Surfer of the Year” by the NSSA. The
MiraCosta men’s team won in the college men’s short board division and MiraCosta placed fourth in the long board division. Forty teams and more than 350 collegiate, high school and middle school surfers competed in the event.
This year the U. S. Open will have a college division and these young men will participate in the event on Aug. 3.
For more information on the MiraCosta College NSSA surf team, contact coach Rich Langen at firstname.lastname@example.org.