The waves were going off! Thalia rarely breaks but when it does it is so much fun. The event was held over memorial weekend. The waves were about chest to head high and perfect conditions. The water was glassy, and the sun was out. It was a perfect day to have the Thalia St. Surf competition. This event means so much to the city of Laguna Beach. No joke the entire town comes and watches the event. This year I decided to surf in the Professional division. I would have to compete against my all time heroes like Jeff Booth, Hans Hagen, Erik “Frogger” Nelson, Jason “Wado” Watson, and Tristrum Miller. I have looked up to these guys ever since I could surf. Each heat I kept the same strategy, which was just to go for broke. The only way I was going to beat these guys was bring out some big moves and get the best waves. Oddly this strategy worked. I ended up taking 2nd loosing to my idol Hans Hagen. It was a great final and I am so stoked I got to be apart of the event.