Santa Cruz resident AJ Menna won the mini grom division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association‘s Northwest Conference opener in 2-4 foot waves at Morro Rock in Morro Bay on Oct. 14, according to results posted on the NSSA website late last week.

Menna was followed by Ventura’s Jabe Swierkocki in second place and Santa Cruz’s Santiago Hart in third place. Menna was the sole winner from Santa Cruz County, but several other Santa Cruz surfers did medal.

Nic H’dez placed second and Wyatt Barrabee placed third in the open men’s division, Sam Coffey placed second in the open boys division, and Autumn Hays, Allison Menna, and Devon Powers went 2-3-4 in the open girls division.

The next Northwest Conference event is scheduled for Dec. 15 at  Pleasure Point.