Orange Coast College will host a reunion for its intercollegiate surf
teams Aug. 24 on the Huntington Beach side of the Santa Ana River
Jetties. The reunion will begin at 3 p.m. next to Huntington Beach
OCC fielded a competitive surf team from 1977 through 1982. The
Pirates captured the state surfing championship three times, in 1977,
1978 and 1980. Surfing was dropped as an intercollegiate sport on
campus in 1983.
The surf teams were coached by Laird Hayes, who continues to teach
in the college's physical education and athletics division. Hayes has
been OCC men's soccer for more than a decade.
Hayes, who will teach two sections of an OCC surfing class this
fall, is also an NFL official, and a UCLA and Princeton graduate.
For more information, contact Hayes at (949) 645-7150 or he can be reached by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.