Chloe Buckley, a Carmel Valley girl now residing in Del Mar, throws water while blowing the tail during the Championship Final. That wave, on which she scored 7.71, put her in first place. The 19-year-old, second-generation North County native and student at MiraCosta College, has won the National Title in the Women’s 18 and over division at the Surfing American USA National Championship at Lower Trestles in June. Her father Pete Buckley and brother Jack are her biggest fans and sponsors. Buckley is now surfing in the World Qualifying Series and is working to bring a World Championship home to North County. Courtesy photo
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