Wildwood Crest’s Maddie Peterson is still alive in the under-16 girls competition at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Salinas, Ecuador.

A day after getting sent to the repercharge round by .03 points, the 16-year-old who is representing the United States, advanced by finishing second in Repercharge 4, Heat 3 with a score of 6.16. She will compete today in Repercharge 5.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.