I started surfing in 1985, the same year that James Fulbright opened his surf shop in the garage under his home on 37th Street in Galveston.

Many surf sessions were preceded or followed up with a visit to Surf Specialties, which was bursting at the seams with boards, wetsuits, wax and all manner of surfing-related goodies in the tiny space.

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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