He's been told no a few times, but Michael Macdonald, 13, still says that one way or another, he wants a surfing
class to be part of the offerings at Spring View Middle School. Give him points for persistence and civic involvement.
The teen, who learned how to surf last summer, first thought of having a surf class at the Huntington Beach school, which serves grades 6 through 8, about a year ago to help newcomers learn how to surf and veterans like him learn new skills and gain practice. It could also help students prepare for high school teams, he said.
"Surfing is a very big workout," Michael said. "It's very physically demanding. A lot of people are looking for some consistent time to get better at surfing and being able to hone their skills better. I think this would be a great opportunity for those who want to learn how to surf and those who want to advance in surfing."