Santa Cruz surfer Santiago Hart placed third in the Explorer Super Groms division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Gold Coast Conference event at Morro Rock in Morro Bay on Oct. 13, according to results posted on the NSSA website late last week.

Hart finished behind winner Sebastian Mendes of Augora Hills and runner-up Dimitri Poulos of Ventura in 2-4 foot lefts.

In was the fifth event in the series. the next event is Nov. 10 in Ventura.