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.
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
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/.
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.
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 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.