Last weekend was the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz And Hand Rails at Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lakes, California. It’s the first snowboard contest in North America, always full of wild fans, and one of the best ways to kick off the season. This year over half of the contenders were friends like Ryan Tarbell, Lucas Magoon, Frank Bourgeois, Justin Mulfurd, Jaeger Bailey, Scotty Vine, Luke Haddock, Mariah Dugan, Riley Nickerson, Jordan Smalls, Johnny Lazz, Tommy Gesme, Brandon Hobush, Chris Bradshaw, and Dead Lung. The fact all these homies were riding in the contest made photographing the event a lot more enjoyable. I covered the event for Transworld Snowboarding and was able to have my long time friend Keenan Cawley write the story and tahoe bud Danny Kern film the edit. Check out the photos below and peep the full photo gallery and video at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/photos/johnny-oconnor-wins-2014-hot-dawgz-hand-rails.