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First Grom-o-Rama rides into Solana Beach

Forty-eight young, local surfers between 9 and 17 hit the waves at Fletcher Cove early Aug. 23 for the inaugural Grom-o-Rama surf contest sponsored by the Solana Beach Lifeguard Association. Winners were announced that evening during the city’s fourth annual Beach Blanket Movie Night, during which families gathered for picnics, raffle prizes and a showing of the surf flick “Step into Liquid.”
Contest winners:
Girls 9-11
Erin Barr
Tatum Clifton
Rachel McCarly
(tie) Alison Aguirre and Sierra Henderson
Girls 12-13
Sheli Swindel
Karly Kenyon
Wylie Schwartz
Stephanie McCarly
Michelle Meyers
Rachel Rankin
Girls 14-17
Kinsey Bettencourt
Tamara Kramer
Larissa Lambrou
Zoe Lawson
Kiernan Panish
Boys 9-11
Tony Moore
Brian Applegate
John Schade
Wesley Edgar
(tie) Ryan Shook and
Ryan Fazio
Boys 12-13
Kyle Timm
Jon Ramirez
Joel Btesh
Hakon Bream
Eric Schade
Zack Applegate
Boys 14-17
Eli Besser
Matt Meyers
Brennen Leftwick
Mason Levy
Emilio Jappelli
Michael Lieziert