As the spread of the coronavirus continues to grip the United States and alter the landscape of professional and amateur sports, surfing competitions are among the latest to be put on hold.

This week, the Texas Gulf Surfing Association announced it is postponing its 2020 Texas State Surfing Championships, which were scheduled for March 28-29, until a later date. Check for updates on when the events might be rescheduled.

Stephen Hadley is a longtime surfer who lives and works in Galveston. He can be reached via email at

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Kelly Naschke

I’m glad I got to go to church yesterday. The surf was FUN. I socially distanced myself on the third sandbar.

Stephen Hadley

I did the same thing. Gotta get it while we can as summer will be here before we know it. Waves were really fun.

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