Malibu High Students Paddle to Success

Malibu High students Gianni Otero (left) and Morgan Perlmuter

Malibu’s Morgan Perlmuter and Gianni Otero received medals for the paddle board relay at the 2017 California Surf Lifesaving Championship at Silver Strand Beach in Coronado, Calif. They were up against a number of fierce competitors, some of whom had international rankings. 

The competition, which took place on July 21 and 22, hosted about 300 junior lifeguards who competed in a number of events such as distance run, distance swim, run-swim-run, run relay, swim relay, paddle relay, rescue relay and beach flags. In order to participate, competitors must have currently been a part of a junior lifeguard program associated with the California Surf Lifesaving Association.