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    New Book! Surfing Corpus Christi & Port Aransas

    "Surfing Corpus Christi and Port Aransas" is a new book written by locals Dan Parker and Michelle Christenson, with the help of the Texas Surf Museum. It basically walks you through the history of surfing from way back in the 1950's, up through today.

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    This book is full of photos of the first surf shops, first surfers, first everything. For example, check out this picture of Benjamin’s from when it was still located on Padre Island in 1979 (click it to make it larger).

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    Here’s an old photo (look at how the people are dressed at the beach) of Bob Hall Pier in 1962.

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    This picture reminded me that people have been surfing at my favorite spots since before I was even born. It’s interesting to see what was going on at these spots before I was ever even thought of. Surf spots become “ours,” like we own them because we’re the ones who are out there surfing them all the time, but they were owned long ago; we’re not the first or the last.

    Million Dollars Surf Spot in Corpus Christi, 1974:

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    This book is a must-have if you surf in Corpus Christi or Port Aransas because it’s the story of our life style. You’ll better understand the culture you’re dedicating your life to. Pretty much every page of this book has a photo that says a million things about the history of Texas surf. There are also stories about surfers, surf shops, and storms. There are a lot of pictures of storm surfing, competitions, board makers, you name it. I found a picture of a guy in there that I’ve been surfing along side for several years, and found out he’s been a major player in the South Texas surf culture for his whole life. Before I opened the book, he was just another guy in the lineup.

    This book is sure to open your eyes to the fact that surfing in Texas is greater than our lives at the beach. It’s good to feel the connection between us and the past, and to realize we are now part of the story that future surfers will be looking back on.

    The book comes out Monday, May 24 and can be purchased at the Texas Surf Museum or by going to this website:

    Here’s a flier that will tell you even more. Please click on the picture to make it large enough to easily read it. And if you get the book, come back here and put a comment telling everyone what pictures and stories you found in it that really interested you.

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    Surfing’s Best Kept Secret

    Last year Surfer Magazine named their choices for the top 10 US surf towns. Here they are, and as you can see, South Padre, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and Galveston are still US surfing’s best kept secrets. I saw the founder of Quicksilver by Bob Hall one time; even the insiders are keeping their lips sealed about the 8-12 foot waves, beach privacy, and warm water on the Texas gulf.


    1. Santa Cruz, CA
    2. Haleiwa, HI
    3. Encinitas, CA
    4. Paia, HI
    5. San Clemente, CA
    6. Kill Devil Hills, NC
    7. Malibu, CA
    8. Montauk, NY
    9. New Smyrna Beach, FL
    10. Ocean City, NJ

    Texas Surf is Up!

    It looks fun because it is fun.
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    Fun Surf on the Texas Coast Today!

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    Surfing at Bob Hall – Video

    Bob Hall Pier is the most popular surf spot in Corpus Christi. It can get really crowded but it’s a lot of fun. Here are directions on how to get to Bob Hall.

    Video Shot and Edited by Matt Barker

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