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.
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.
The weather was cold with scattered rain, but the waves wiped away any winter gloom and put stoke and smiles on everyones faces.
But images from Rob Henson Surf Shots of some of our competitors during their heats will more than speak for the waves.
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.