Timing is everything sometimes, and after one post postponement, the call to run the Port Aransas Open sponsored by  FINS GRILL & ICEHOUSE, THIRD COAST BEACH COMPANY,  PORT ARANSAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BOARD HOUSE SURF & SKATE on the weekend of December 12-13th, 2015 was nothing short of perfect.

How do you know a good set is coming in Port A? The locals escort it in.
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Port Aransas delivered some beautiful waves for all the TGSA contestants on both days with waist to overhead waves breaking way outside the T-head of Horace Caldwell Pier.  Surf built throughout Saturday, with Sundays swell delivering solid head high and over waves on the outside.

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The weather was cold with scattered rain, but the waves wiped away any winter gloom and put stoke and smiles on everyones faces.

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But images from Rob Henson Surf Shots of some of our competitors during their heats will more than speak for the waves.

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Taking first in their divisions were:

Keagan Shol – Micro-groms

Hunter Martinez – Menehune Boys

Mia Marr – Menehune Girls

Dallas Cunningham – Boys

Maddie Garlough – Girls

Kelly Scroggs – Jr. Men

Maddie Garlough – Jr. Women

Nathan Flyod – Men

Maddie Garlough – Women

Zach May – Masters

Bronson Hilliard – Senior Men

John Johnson – Legends

Nathan Marney – Jr. Longboard

Olive Smith – Women Longboard

Nathan Floyd – Men Longboard

Frank Floyd – Senior Longboard

Shawn Cooksey- Open Shortboard

Nathan Floyd – Open Longboard

Wind and Wave A took home 1st place for Teams, followed by Dockside White, 2nd, Boardhouse A, 3rd and Dockside Red in 4th.

TGSA would like to thank our sponsors, FINS GRILL & ICEHOUSE, THIRD COAST BEACH COMPANY,  PORT ARANSAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BOARD HOUSE SURF & SKATE.
We would also like to give a big thanks to Rob Henson Surf Shots for capturing the weekend of stoke for us!

The second half of the 2015/2016 season will kick off  after winter break, in Galveston on February 20/21,  followed by South Padre Island on March 5/6,  and the Texas State Surfing Championships Presented by the Texas Surf Museum on April 9/10, 2016.  More event details will be published in the near future.

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