Over the Memorial Day weekend, former Islands High School student, Josh Richardson, competed in the Steel Pier Surfing Classic at Virginia Beach, VA. Josh surfed in the Pro Longboard event against the top professional longboard surfers from both the east and west coast including national and international champions. Over the 3-day event, Josh finished 5th in the pro competition.
Richardson is a former "Karl DeMasi Sports Report Athlete of the Week," and he just finished his freshman year at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. At Flagler, Richardson is a member of the college's surfing team, recently captured the East Coast College Longboard Championship, and will be surfing for Flagler and the National College Championship in California next month.
Josh will be helping to teach at the Surf Camps on Tybee Island this summer, sponsored by the Tybee Island YMCA.