Anyone trying to get sponsored by Hollister can keep dreaming. I tried persistently from age 14-19 and was told that they were holding out for guys like Kalani Robb. I gave up my dreams and now, at 28, I am way too old to represent their core brand.
Loop'd Hookit Sponsor house or what ever it wants to call itself now isnt a real sponsor. All that site is for is to Companies to collect info on what the market unit ( customers) is interested in and exploit it .
If you wanna get a real sponsor do some local contest whether they be ESA or NSSA even memorial contest like the Nuns Beach contest or the Brendan Borek are a good way to get your foot in the door with a local shop. If a shop see you loyal to them and they see you are commited to surfing and conduct yourself in a manner that wouldnt embrass them any local shop would sponsor you .