The beginning of autumn this week marks the unofficial start of the surfing season along the Texas coast.

And while we’ve had some rideable waves over the past seven days or so in Galveston and Surfside, the real surf will coincide with the arrival of the first cool front that is strong enough to make its way across our sandbar.

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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