Once again, Still Salty Presented by Subaru went off at Salt Creek in Dana Point, CA. Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love, and Matt Costa made their way to the beach to set up for what would be a promising evening following the epic surf contest. The contest itself consisted of an interesting series of heats. Contestants first had to surf a soft top provided by
Catch Surf. Next was the Hobie division, while it wasn't a requirement, you would get an extra point per wave if you were on a Hobie board. We saw a variety of shapes in this heat from fish, to round tail quads, and even a mid length, which not surprisingly, made for a much better board in the mushy conditions on the sunny afternoon. Aussie pies from PieNot kept everyone fueled up as the tide dropped and the waves were again connecting through from the point to the beach. As the contest came to a close standout surfers included Tyler Stanaland, Sam Orozco and many other underground rippers. The locals were well-represented at the peak. The winners were presented with some sweet prize packs from Billabong/VonZipper Global Surf Team members Joel Parkinson and Laura Enever.
Once the sun started to dip the crowd filled in on the giant grassy hill complete with beach blankets, fruity drinks, and beach chairs for a triple set by our globe trotting musical trio. All three swayed the crowd through the gentle Indian Summer breeze well past sunset and a new end of summer tradition was made. #StillSalty is an annual thing which means if you missed it this year, we will be back on the hill again next year! Congrats to all the competitors for an amazing contest and Donavon, Matt, and G. Love (who is apparently a massive hit with the Cougars). Check the gallery below!