Texas Gulf Surfing Association Grom Roundup

Tristan Rekoff rides a wave while Claude Stephens documents the occasion at the Texas Gulf Surfing Association Grom Roundup held Aug. 4 at the 91st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston. Kane Hopkins, wearing a yellow jersey in the background, is being filmed on his respective wave by Brett Hopkins.

This interminable summer flat spell is stretching into another week, and for once, I’m not complaining about the lack of rideable waves.

That’s because it dawned on me earlier this week that the break afforded by the ocean taking its annual breather gives Galveston surfers a chance to catch up on all of the projects around the house — and in other parts of our lives — that accumulate when the waves are good.

Stephen Hadley is a longtime surfer who lives and works in Galveston. If you have an idea for this column, email him at stephendhadley@gmail.com.

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