Max Hodges of TMZ
Jon and his wife Lora are huge fans of TMZ. One night in Hawaii Lora and Jon were watching an episode of TMZ and there was a surfing segment on Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction. Max Hodges was making some comments about Perry's surfing on the show. Lora said to Jon, "You should make Max a board". Jon e-mailed TMZ and the response said "We thank you for your inquiry. We don't return all e-mails.". Jon got a text from Max the next morning. Jon made Max a 6'3" Screamer at his shop in Hawaii. Max came up to the LaLa Surfboards booth at the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo in Ventura, CA to pick up the surfboard. Max was the star that day and people were leaving the Rusty booth across the way just to meet him. Jon couldn't resist and plastered a TMZ logo on his stick. Max is a ripping hot surfer and all around great person. Lora, Jon's wife, is in love with Max along with 10 million other women on the planet. Jon and Lora both feel Max should be on the other end of the camera as he has more talent on his leash foot than all of Hollywood put together.