Laguna's competitive surfing future is looking bright these days, especially among the junior high age group. Much thanks is due to a group of parent volunteers who've contributed to what looks like a bumper crop of young talent.
This week I caught up with Thurston Middle School Surf Team volunteer coaches Eric Zuziak and Scot Grierson, who shed some light on what's happening here in the Laguna lineup.
What inspired you guys to get involved with the TMS Surf Team?
SG: I saw an opportunity to continue a great tradition of surfing in Laguna by supporting middle-school-aged competitive surfing. Since then, we draw motivation from seeing the kids learn. It's hard to explain the satisfaction when a kid makes it out of a heat for the first time and runs to tell their parents — really good stuff!