So after a long trip in the Texan terrain of sweet tea, tanker waves, and Lone Star's, I am finally home in the nestled little city of Dana Point. 9 Days feels a lot longer when you away from home. Fortunately for Christian and I, we got to stay at a friends house in Corpus Christi, Texas. Jon Steele is his name. He is a photographer born and raised in Texas but now lives in Southern California. He gave us true southern hospitality. His mother would make pound cake and have coffee ready for us every morning! True Texans. Thanks guys.
We somehow arrived in Texas the evening of the last day of swell and only got 2 days of tiny bumpy surf. We managed to get 2 tanker waves and drove a total of about 30 hours going to different 'surf cities' throughout Texas' coastal bend.
5 Minute Tanker Wave
(Morgan Faulkner, Christian Wach, Texan, Kameron Brown)
photo: Jon Steele
photo: Jon Steele
That wave ended up going for over 5 minutes down the Port Aransas Channel. Cutbacks, noserides, parallel stance, and pure stoked was pretty much all that was going on during that wave. It was pure amazement just cruising on this wave with 3 great friends laughing hysterically just giving each other high 5's the whole way.
We arrived in Texas during the very end of and swell and somehow left the day before what Texans call, a good swell.I got news today from a Texan friend Miles Cooper, that the waves are over head with perfect conditions......? Bummed is the only word that could explain my feelings. So, enough of me complaning.. :) check out these waves.
Texan Tube Ride
Ryan Engle Nation Surfboards
Very Talented Texan Local
I always thought there 'aint' no waves in Texas but I am 100% incorrect. Maybe i'll end up in Texas for a round 2 another day and maybe that time I will get some nice tubes rides like these there folks! Hope everyone has a good weekend. Here are also a few pictures from a lil' fishin experience. Cheers mates.
Texas Red Fish