The big news in Texas surfing this week happened more than 200 miles from the nearest beach.
If you’ve been surfing for any length of time, you know there’s a delicate balance between surfers and others who are also enjoying the ocean’s bounty, notably fishermen.
The World Surf League concluded its competitive season on Oahu’s North Shore this week, capping an entertaining year with a championship showdown at the Pipeline.
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.
BSR Surf Resort in Waco ended its season early after reports that a New Jersey surfer died Sept. 21 from a rare, “brain-eating” amoeba—Naegleria fowleri—which has infected just 143 people in the U.S. between 1962 and 2017