After a less than stellar fall surf season, wave activity along the Upper Texas Coast has picked up dramatically over the past several weeks.

Starting with a surprise ground swell that began pulsing along Galveston’s beaches on Dec. 22, the island has seen three straight weekends with exceptional waves: decent-sized surf groomed clean by moderate to light offshore winds.

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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