Nothing has come as close to the surfing feeling as my latest purchase. The Onewheel, built by California-based company Future Motion, truly is the most innovative and creatively fun machine I’ve ridden.
Whether it’s good genes, excellent physical health, exceptional wave-riding skills or a combination of all three, it seems Galveston’s Kris Hopkins keeps surfing better with age.
For some, catching waves is akin to a religious experience, each ride wiping away the troubles of the world and providing a chance to recharge our batteries. For others, surfing is a pure athletic pursuit, a way to test themselves against the elements and compete against others while doing so.
Few places embody the surfing spirit more than the local surf shop. Long before Amazon and the advent of online businesses, there was the shop selling everything a surfer needed to stay stoked: surfboards, wetsuits, wax, clothing, videos and travel guides for distant locales.
Last weekend’s cold front brought an exceptionally good run of waves for Texas surfers, as both Saturday and Sunday were marked by decent size and clean conditions. It was about as good as it gets around these parts.