Texas Surfer’s Journal Archive

The Evolution of the Surf Cam

  It’s ironic the designers of the internet chose “surfing” to describe someone using the world wide web for I doubt they could have imagined how dependent actual surfers would become on all that wind and swell information at their fingertips.  So …

Swell Surfside 11-18-96

Wave riding in the gulf of Mexico on the upper coast of Texas differs from traditional surf spots in that most of our surfing is done on wind-swell as opposed to groundswell.  Blocked from south swell by Mexico/Central America and from the …

Man Bites Shark!

The ultimate revenge or solution to world hunger either way karma’s a bitch for the notorious bull shark in this humorous spin on the old beef council ad.   Order one here Also available in living color (choose your shirt style, size …

Overall Favorite Wetsuit for Surfing in Texas

I’m referring to style here not the manufacturer although some manufacturer’s wetsuits do seem to fit better than others.  For years my favorite style of wetsuit was a jacket.  I never really cared for vests which were cold and exposed the shoulders …
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Animation: The Birth of Dingo

Prior to the creation of the movie “There Ain’t No Surf in Texas” I had exactly zero experience with animation. Well, that is not exactly true, I was an avid fan of comic strips and animation and I had an artistic background, …
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Best Sunscreen For Surfing in Texas

It was the fourth of July sometime in the early 1980’s and I was meeting some friends on the seawall in Galveston Island Texas to watch a fireworks display.  This was to be a casual social situation and I had recently bought …