surfs up Texas

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by highvelocity, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. highvelocity

    highvelocity Well-Known Member

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    Oct 29, 2012
    I'll be traveling to Texas for the first time to visit a wounded warrior buddy and I'm going to try to get him in the water teach him to surf. He is an knee down amputee can some one help us out on where to get boards spots etc. Friday this week looks real fun if you can help let me know 646 208 7461. Also interested in tanker surfing ill rent the boat and buy the beer.
     
  2. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    natkitchen is your man
     

  3. HebrewHammer

    HebrewHammer Member

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    Feb 25, 2015
    What part of Texas are you surfing?
     
  4. Van Man

    Van Man Well-Known Member

    50
    Mar 4, 2015
    Your in for it now haha, *cough* hello thread *cough*
     
  5. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    "Hebrew Hammer" = Balaram Stack
     
  6. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014

    stack is a Hebrew ???
     
  7. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    Don't forget IBC, Spicoli.

    Bagus, all top surfers and surf industry leaders are Hebrew.
     
  8. HebrewHammer

    HebrewHammer Member

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    Feb 25, 2015
    I've been trying to move stealth like throughout the thread in between checking the surf reports. I f*cked up.
     
  9. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    You're from Jerz. Not Galveston.
     
  10. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    love this one

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  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    ^^^ South Padre going off!!! Katrina was such a bad one though, kinda like Andrew, just devastating. Bitter sweet game we play with these storms. On one hand we want these amazing storms that create big perfect waves on schedule every year, on the other we want them all to avoid our coast lines to spare our lives and personal belongings from getting ruined. I've been lucky living here all my life, but i'm sure it's just a matter of time before my home gets it, especially as I move closer to the water in October.

    Anyways, awesome pic
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
  12. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hey dude. Since you mentioned tanker surfing, does that mean you're coming to Galveston? I'm kinda new in Texas still (3yrs), but maybe could help.

    Like Spicoli said,

    Nat's more up on things down here than me.

    Paulie in Galveston
     
  13. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
  14. natkitchen

    natkitchen Well-Known Member

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    Mar 29, 2011
    Yeah, his name is Fulbright. That's his last name. He will take you out and help you do it. There are plenty of boards to rent on the sea wall. The only thing about that is it has to be really flat to do the tanker surfing. Shoot me a text if your coming for sure. 940-206-6669.
     
  15. natkitchen

    natkitchen Well-Known Member

    767
    Mar 29, 2011
    When are you coming down brah? The invite is still on the table. Getting the pool ready.
     
  16. HebrewHammer

    HebrewHammer Member

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    Feb 25, 2015
    I bought a board from Fulbright and the guy is pretty cool and extremely knowledgeable. I think he pioneered tanker surfing in the area, maybe on a broader scale, but I suggest going through him for that. I know the "season" is kicking off with the Gulf warming up.
     
  17. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    no, i think an arab is more likely to hammer one.
    you know, the argument that never goes away.
     
  18. highvelocity

    highvelocity Well-Known Member

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Jumping on this plane at 12 ill be isle surfing until 4 land in Dallas. Friday looks like the best day for the gulf. Hopefully we can get some tanker surf in as well. Maybe meet some Texas surfers and get put on real deal BBQ spots.
     
  19. TX Shreddin

    TX Shreddin Well-Known Member

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    Sep 13, 2012
    James Fulbright made tanker surfing a reality as witnessed in the movie "Step into Liquid". June 2013 James and his crew of five got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Boat capsized and James was life flighted to the hospital with a broken back. He suffered paralysis and has been in rehab since. His shop is still open and he has the support of many friends and family since he was really a surfing pioneer of sorts.

    Be extremely careful if you hook up with someone who can take you tanker surfing. There is much more to it than just chasing tankers. Make damn sure they are legit. I cannot even recommend anyone. Knowing the ship channel and the size of the Tankers passing by and at what time is just the beginning of it. I would not recommend taking someone who is already partially disabled into that type of environment. I have seen many boats capsize in Galveston Bay because they were clueless.

    If you end up in Galveston there will be some chopping conditions with a strong side shore current due to too much east wind. Hit the seawall and stick close inside one of the jetties near the Pleasure Pier to cut off some of the current and you should find a couple fun peaks to play around on. Check out Southern SPears on 61st and Seawall Blvd for a rental long board or SUP for your warrior buddy.

    Been in boardies and 2mm top for a couple of weeks now and the water will probably be about 72* by the time you get here so you certainly have that to look forward to.

    Be safe.
     
  20. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    best photo i've ever seen of texas.
    by a mile.