Surf competition helps high schoolers go to college

The Surfari Club of New Smyrna Beach, FL held their 25th annual seaside fiesta surf competition on June 22.

Competition was open to amateurs from ages 14 to 47 separated into five heats. Heat winners competed in a championship round, where they fought for a handmade wooden trophy. All proceeds from the event went to the scholarship program at New Smyrna Beach High School.

Hailey Roberts, a vacationing spectator, said that she was expecting to see professionals surfing the waves but was happy to come and support the high school.

“It was pretty fun to come out here today to surf and support my old high school. The Surfari Club has been doing this a long time so everyone in NSB gets excited when they come to watch,” said Jack Wade, a competitor.

The Club has awarded over $60,000 to surfers at NSB High School since 1980.

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