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Surfing Laguna: Local surfer at No. 1

Laguna Beach High School sophomore Taylor Pitz was recently nominated for Female Surfer of the Year by the OC Register and she is currently sitting in first place in the online voting.

Taylor has been featured in the Surfing Laguna column for her competitive accomplishments as well as her community involvement. Taylor is a wonderful young lady who is carrying the torch for not only Laguna Beach but also the United States as a member of the Surfing America Team. Here is a quick bio and recent list of accomplishments:

Age: 16

Hometown: Laguna Beach


Homebreak: Thalia Street, Salt Creek

Summer Job: Soul Surfing junior instructor "” sand castle and boogie board technician


?2007 second place Explorer Girls NSSA Southwest;


?2007 fourth place USA Team Trails Girls under 18 and 16;

?2008 USA Team member;

?2008 second Place NSSA Interscholastic State Championship;

?2008 second place USA Surfing Championships, 18 and under; 2008 third place USA Surfing Championships, 16 and under;

?2009 Girls Shortboard Division Champ South Coast League; and

?2009 USA Surf Team member.

So take a moment and cast your vote for our hometown girl.

CHRIS WILLIAMS is a surfing coach and Laguna Beach resident, and father of four surf-crazy sons. He can be reached at or (949) 497-5918.