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El Nino 2016 delivers for Hammerland, El Segundo surfers and photog McConnell

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Body Glove's Matt "Chewy" Chernega establishes his place in the line-up at Hammerland. Photo by Gus McConnell

Body Glove’s Matt “Chewy” Chernega works the right at Hammerland. Photo by Gus McConnell

Photos by Gus McConnell

Photographer Gus McConnell caught up with Tyler Hatzikian and the rest of the El Segundo crew when the first big swell of El Nino 2016 arrived in the South Bay on January 6. Hatzikian paddled out at Hammerland while young new charger Noah Collins and El Segundo veterans Matt Pagan, Matt Mohagen, Chewy” Chernega and Kenny Brechtelsbauer moved up the beach to Grand Avenue.


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