By Steve Breazeale
The National Scholastic Skateboarding League had a busy month of February, with two competitions already in the books over the span of two weeks.
On February 9 at the Volcom Outdoor Skatepark in Costa Mesa, Shorecliffs Middle School was the top San Clemente qualifier and went on to finish second overall. Sam Phegley, skating as an individual, finished third in the street competition. Phegley’s teammate Ryan Martin placed third overall in the bowl competition.
The Volcom Outdoor Skatepark played host to the NSSL again on February 15 and this time, it was the riders for Bernice Ayer Middle School that took home the hardware. As a team, Bernice Ayer placed first overall. Mateo Rael won the street competition and Chance Power placed first in the bowl. Bernice Ayer had five different riders make it to the finals.
The San Clemente High School skate team was also in action at Volcom on February 15 and finished second overall as a team. Iain Dickie had a strong performance and placed second in street. Four of the San Clemente High riders made it to the finals.
All three San Clemente based teams will compete at the NSSL’s next event at Volcom on March 8.