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Date: August 11, 2014

TGSA Post 2014/2015 Competition Schedule

The TGSA Board of Directors approved the 2014/2015 competition schedule at the annual board meeting.  Click here for the full schedule.

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TGSA / Texas Surf Camps Corpus Christi Grom Roundup – Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Bob Hall Pier

The TGSA / Texas Surf Camps Corpus Christi Grom Roundup will run Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Bob Hall Pier.  Slots are available so be sure to click here for more information.

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TGSA Partners with Texas Surf Camps to Bring the 2014 TGSA Grom Roundup Tour

TGSA and Texas Surf Camps are partnering to bring the Galveston and Corpus Christi Grom Roundups to the Texas surfing community.  These events are open to all Groms and Gromettes 13 years of age and under as of January 1, 2015.

The Grom Roundups are geared towards giving kids new to the sport of surfing an opportunity to surf in a contest scenario and learn what a TGSA event is about.  Entry priority will be given to new competitors.  All novices will be surfing in their own divisions for trophies and medals, while our experienced TGSA members will be surfing in separate exhibition heats.  We look forward to seeing a lot of new faces at the beach in Galveston.  Come see what it is all about

The first event will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Galveston Island State Park on the west end of the islandTGSA recognizes the short time between the contest and posting, so please get your entries in asap.  Follow this link to a downloadable form that you can fill out and scan or fax back to TGSA for entry.  You can also simply send in an email with the required information on the form as well.  Please send all entries to jdblaha.tgsa@gmail.com or fax to (866) 308-4920.

The second stop for the TGSA / Texas Surf Camps Grom Tour will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus ChristiFollow this link to a downloadable form that you can fill out and scan or fax back to TGSA for entry.  You can also simply send in an email with the required information on the form as well.  Please send all entries to jdblaha.tgsa@gmail.com or fax to (866) 308-4920.

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Texas State Surfing Championships Held June 7-8, 2014

For a full recap please visit the News section.  TSSC results and final season standings are now posted.

Thanks to our members and sponsors for a great 25th Anniversary

TGSA wrapped up the 2013-2104 season with the 48th Annual Texas State Surfing Championships.  This season marked the 25th Anniversary for TGSA and the TGSA Board would like to thank all of our members and sponsors for another great season.  We hope everyone enjoys the summer break and we look forward to seeing everyone again in September as we kick off the 2014-2015 season.

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TGSA-25th-logo-250TGSA Kick’s of 25th Season of Competition
2013/2014

TGSA is excited to kick off its 25th season of competition! 25 years is a special mark and it would not be possible without all of our great long time members and sponsors.

Season Schedule- with a new schedule and some exciting changes the season kicks off with the Grom Roundups in August. The 8th Annual TGSA / Ashlyn Shoemaker Grom Round Up will be the weekend of August 10th and the Texas Surf Camps Port Aransas Round Up will be held the weekend of August 17th. After the Grom Round Ups, the competitive season starts with the SPI Open in South Padre Island on September 7th and 8th! Then schedule then takes TGSA to the Galveston Seawall for the Galveston

Open on October 5th and 6th, and then to Bob Hall Pier for the Corpus Christi Open on November 3rd and 4th. TGSA will then take off December and January for the winter break, and then start the second half of the season at Horace Caldwell Pier for the Port Aransas Open on February 1st and 2nd. This year TGSA is adding a fifth regular season event and it will take our competitors to Matagorda for the Matagorda Open on March 8th and 9th. The competitive season will conclude April 5th and 6th with the Texas State Surfing Championships. The site for TSSC is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date.

TSSC Qualifications – with an exciting season schedule, all competitors will be shooting to qualify for the TSSC. After much debate and discussion, the TGSA board has elected to set the qualifications for TSSC at 1,001 points or participation in all five regular season events.

TGSA Allstar Team – after a three year absence, TGSA is bringing back the TGSA Allstar program once again. Qualifications are still being discussed and laid out, but some great opportunities will be up for grabs for qualifying members. A big part of the Allstar team is raising the necessary funds to support it and starting the weekend of July 27th, a fund raising raffle will kick off. With the 1st ticket drawn, some lucky person will win a 6 night / 7 day trip to Playa Grande, Costa Rica. This trip will include a $1,500.00 airfare credit with the airline of the winner’s choice and 6 nights of lodging at Las Tortugas Hotel in Playa Grande. The 2nd ticket drawn will win a Carver Skate Board and the 3rd ticket drawn will win a FCS travel board bag. ONLY 250 tickets will be sold at $20.00 each, so don’t miss out on this great chance for the trip of a lifetime. Special thanks to Las Tortugas Hotel (Carrie & Louis Wilson), Carver Skateboards and Surf Hardware International for your support in making this fundraiser possible. Tickets will be available at our supporting surf shops: In Corpus Christi – Wind N Wave, Dockside, and Benjamin’s; In Port Aransas – Board House Surf and Skate; and in Galveston – Underground Surf Depot and Southern Spears. Go out and support these shops and TGSA.

Sponsors – as the season gets going TGSA is always looking for sponsors and we will be contacting our past and new sponsors very soon. If you are new and interested in being an event or season sponsor, please contact Julie Hillin at julie714@icloud.com. Sponsors are key to the success of the organization and your logo will be appropriate displayed on the website, event apparel, heat board and literature. Step up and help the progression of TGSA surfers young and old.

Join the TGSA Tribe and celebrate 25 years of competitive surfing for Texas