Opening its season early Wednesday in surf that was fast, glassy, hollow and somewhat tricky to ride, the Laguna Beach High surf team rode the performance of its female surfers to a victory against Newport Harbor.
The South Coast League contest was held at 56th Street in Newport Beach.
The Breakers won both the girls' Longboard and Shortboard divisions and the Sailors won the boys' Longboard, Shortboard and Bodyboard events.
"We did pretty well overall, especially the girls," Laguna Coach Scott Finn said. "We showed a lot of curves and battled hard in a spot that was new to a lot of our guys."
The Laguna girls won both divisions behind the efforts of senior Taylor Pitz, junior Brenda Joseph and freshman Leah Pakpour. In shortboard, Pitz scored big with a first-place finish, with Joseph taking third and Pakpour fourth. In the Longboard division, Pakpour placed second, with Pitz and Joseph occupying the next two spots. Joseph, however, suffered an ankle injury in the Longboard heat but could be back for next week's contest against San Clemente.