Coronado Surfing Association News


CSA Donates $17,000 to Cancer Research

Coronado Surfing Association has donated $17,000 to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation. Submitted photo.

The Coronado Surfing Association (CSA) is proud to announce that they have donated $17,000 to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation. Lorton Mitchell was taken from his family, friends, business and the ocean way to soon because of this rare and relentless cancer. CSA’s next fundraiser will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we know we can continue to count on this community’s amazing support. Thank you very much!


Lorton Mitchell Scholarship Award

Left to right–Stan Searfus, Kristian Kocherga, Ben Outlaw, Carolyn Mitchell. Submitted photo

The Coronado Surfing Association would like to publicly recognize Ben Outlaw and Kristian Kocherga for earning the Lorton Mitchell Scholarship Award. Lorton Mitchell was taken from us too soon, but his love for the ocean and for his family, friends and all children will live on through many channels, including this scholarship that his wife Carolyn created and the Coronado Surfing Association proudly raises money for.

Ben and Kristian have been watermen since elementary school and have proven again and again that character counts. Ben recently graduated from the rigorous California State Lifeguard Academy and plans on earning his Captain’s License and attending National Outdoor Leadership School. Kristian will attend San Francisco State University in the fall and study journalism and music. Kristian was the lead singer of a very popular and successful high school band called The Fears. We are so proud and excited for these amazing and talented young men. Lift your anchor boys, you’re ready to sail to beautiful ports.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: