Whether it’s good genes, excellent physical health, exceptional wave-riding skills or a combination of all three, it seems Galveston’s Kris Hopkins keeps surfing better with age.

Last weekend’s Texas Gulf Surfing Association North District contest, held at the 91st Street Fishing Pier on the island, was the latest example of his competitive dominance.

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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