A senior at Palisades High, Laurel took first place in the longboard competition in the Dolphins’ final regular season surf meet against Malibu last Saturday morning at Carpinteria State Beach. The lifelong Palisadian participated in all five of Palisades’ meets this season while serving as team captain and hopes to be invited to the upcoming Scholastic Surf Series Championships in Oceanside. In October, Laurel was third in the longboard division and made the shortboard semifinals in Palisades’ first meet against Santa Monica, Mira Costa and Redondo at Zuma Beach. She is a four-year Pali High surf team member. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.