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Club Overview

The Pepperdine Club Surf team competes in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA). The team competes throughout the fall and spring in regional tournaments followed by State & National Championships every year. Practices are typically at Zuma Beach, but we love chasing a good wave too!



The Pepperdine Club Surf Team holds a roster of about 10-15 surfers. We practice at least once a week with our coach and our athletes often catch waves on their own time.

  • Our competition roster consists of six male short boarders, two women's short boarders, and a longboarder (any gender).
  • Practice attendance and an overall commitment to the club are factors for competition rosters.


Season Schedule

Regular Season

  • October 22-23, 2022: Blacks @ San Diego
  • December 9-10, 2022: The Lane @ Santa Cruz
  • January 28-29, 2023: Tower 3 @ Huntington Beach

State Championships

  • March 3-5, 2023: Seaside Reef @ Cardiff by the Sea
    • 5th place finish by junior shortboarder, Jake Vandenburg!

National Championships

  • June 16-18, 2023: Salt Creek @ Dana Point

Past Accomplishments


  • Finished sixth out of 30 universities in the 2021-2022 season for the highest team finish in the club's history


  • 2018, 2019: Cayla Moore won back-to-back College Women's Titles at NSSA Nationals
  • 2018: Ben Tran placed fourth in College Men's Longboard at NSSA Nationals


Contact and Connect

Head Coach


  • Jake Vandenburg
  • Noelle Alderton
  • Natalie Alderton

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