CONTEST ~ HAPPENINGS

Congrats to team rider Porter Hogan from Laguna Beach California for taking down a roster of local pros and taking the second place spot in the Thalia Street surf bout contest that went down this past weekend! Porter pulled the scores he needed launching airs and taking advantage of the south swell sets to push his way through to the final.

Porter punting for the score photo: @natehphoto

Congrats also go out to Rusty team riders Kevin Shulz for his airshow win, and Jake Szekely for taking the west coast explorer championship title at the NSSA contest in HB last weekend.

Kevin Shulz also got picked by Surfing America to represent his country and compete in Nicaragua next month, look for Shulzy to blow up and turn some heads at the comp, we will post the live feed link once it's posted so you can cheer him on.

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Porter Hogan

While many local surfers were sleeping off there hangovers from a party-filled weekend, Porter Hogan capitalized on the early-morning glass in Laguna Beach. Photos: Matthews


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Thalia Street Surf Bout

The Thalia Surf Bout is an event that Porter Hogan looks forward to every year. Porter gets to compete against his long time heroes like Jeff Booth and Hans Hagen. Mr.Hogan's strategy was to stick to the air and rely on his progressive surfing. The strategy worked and ended up making it to the final. For more Porter check out his blog susocollection.com/.

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Su So Collection

After three months of figuring out Dream Weaver team rider Porter Hogan created a captivating site that he is happy with. The name is susocollection.com. It might just spark your creative side.

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P O R T E R – T R I P W I R E

My Mexico story was featured on the home page of Surfline starting last saturday. I got some great shots in there I think you'll like.
- Porter

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Porter Hogan gets 2nd in Thalia Pro division

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.




Porter Hogan





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Porter Hogan

Porter took 3rd in the Air Show and 4th in the Mens for the Surfers against Lou Gehrig’s Disease Presented by Body Glove surf contest. He also did the Freedom Surf Series and and took 2nd in the Mens.