By Jake Howard
Dana Point’s Ryann Daly just notched a huge victory in the women’s high school division at the NSSA State Championships held at Seaside Reef last weekend.
The 15-year-old goofy-footer has been ripping the point at Salt Creek for years and is a valuable and esteemed member of the Dana Point Surf Club. And now, all that time, effort and hard work have paid off for her with a much-deserved win.
A recent addition to the growing surf team at Sisstrevolution, Daly’s been coming into her own this winter.
“I enjoy competing because I get to push myself and surround myself by some of the best girl surfers in the area,” Daly recently explained on her sponsor’s blog. “It motivates me to try harder and rise up to their level.”
“Sometimes, the stress can be overwhelming, so it’s good to sometimes let go of the results and just focus more on the aspect of surfing that is fun and carefree,” she continued on the blog. “Competing definitely brings out your true character, and I think there are some really important lessons to learn about being a good sport and supporting your friends, no matter win or lose.”
With a career-best result to add to her resume and summer right around the corner, we can’t help but think that big things are ahead for this Salt Creek local.