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San Luis Obispo County Board Riders Club hosts West Coast Board Riders Competition at Morro Rock

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 25, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Board Riders Club hosted the West Coast Board Riders Competition Saturday at Morro Rock.

According to Scott VanDerripe, the president of the San Luis Obispo County Board Riders Club, more than 100 surfers from San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Cruz and South Bay competed at the event.

VanDerripe says the competition is a great way to bring the local surf community together.

"It's all community-based," said VanDerripe. "Some towns have a local beach, and we're SLO County. We've got North County, South County and everybody comes together. It's pretty awesome."

Together, the San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Cruz and South Bay regions make up the northern division of the West Coast Board Riders organization, which is also comprised of a central and south division.

VanDerripe says Saturday's competition was divided into seven divisions, with four surfers per division: ages 14 and under, ages 15-19, ages 20-29, ages 30-39, ages 40-49, ages 50 and up and women of all ages.

The top two teams from Saturday's competition will move on to compete at a final championship in May.

According to the West Coast Board Riders' website, there are currently 14 clubs within the organization.