May 19, 2013
47th Annual Texas State Surfing Championships Results
An event recap will be coming shortly!
Final 2012-2013 Season Standings
February 2013 Newsletter now available
SURFSIDE CONTEST HELD!
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
The Surfside Open was held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Surfside Beach along Beach Drive. Although the conditions weren't ideal, it was a fun day and everyone seemed happy to be on the beach. Thanks again to Southern Spears for sponsoring the event, all of our participants and Kooks Surf Shop and Restaurant for providing the judges and ground crew with lunch for the day.
Please watch the website the next few days for important messages about the TGSA Texas State Surfing Championships.
Surfside Open Results
The Port Aransas Open
Held December 1-2, 2012
At Horace Caldwell Pier
TGSA called on the Port Aransas Open at Caldwell Pier on Saturday, December 1st. Weather conditions were spring like with clear skies, warm air temperatures, mild water temperatures and competitors in bathing suits and spring suits.Surf ranged from knee to waist high through the day with some slight chop and at times clean conditions. It was a beautiful day and a lot of stoke on the beach that made for a fun and competitive event. Morgan Faulkner took home the money once again in the Open Shortboard round with CJ Bradshaw close behind.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Board House Surf and Skate, and Fins Grill & Ice House. Board House hosted a late evening at the shop for competitors to come by and check the heat sheets and Fins Grill was the host for the event awards. Thanks again to these great sponsors.
** Port Aransas Open Results **
** Current Season Standings **
The Galveston Open
Held November 10th and 11th
At the Galveston Seawall at the 47th Street Jetties
Groms and longboards hit the water on Saturday and shortboards events took place on Sunday. Surf was challenging at times, but seemed to line up for an epic shoot out for the last heat of the day in the Men's Open Shortboard. Morgan Faulkner edged out Jarrad Williams to take home the top dollar. Special thanks again to Alice at Underground Surf Depot for sponsoring this year's event once again and for hosting the registration party on Friday night. Underground Surf Depot is a long time sponsor so please be sure to check them out when your down on the Seawall in Galveston. You'll find them located next to Academy Sports.
Be sure to check out the Galveston Open Results
TGSA 2012/13 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 2012/2013 SCHEDULE IS SET. WHAT'S NEW FOR NEXT SEASON
TGSA is pleased to announce the kick off of the 2012-2013 season with the Corpus Christi Open. TGSA will make every effort to keep the season schedule intact as much as possible. In addition, qualifications for the 2013 Texas State Surfing Championships will be based on a slotting system to ensure full heats and a contestant must surf three out of four open events. These slotted positions will be seeded based on a competitor's points for the year. As in the 2011-2012 season, we will have two north open and two south open events.
In other competitive TGSA news, highlights for the upcoming season include the return of the Cinco De Mayo Pro, as well as the return of Texas State Surfing Championships to Isla Blanc Park in South Padre Island, PRESENTED BY THE TEXAS GULF SURFING ASSOC. TGSA is also STOKED to have this year's TSSC sanctioned as a NSSA National qualifier. NSSA is THE MOST PRETIGIOUS AMATUER SURFING ORGANIZATION today. With successful programs running on the west, east coast as well as Hawaii, NSSA showcases the best of the best at their regional and national events. If you are intrested in national competition and want to compete against the best the USA has to offer, then the NSSA opportunity is there for our TGSA competitors. We look forward to a great 2012-2013 season!
TGSA Board is thrilled to welcome 2 new board members to the fold for the next two seasons. Morgan Faulkner; longtime TGSA Champ was named S District Surfer Rep, Jarrod Wiliams was elected N District Competition Director and Rob Henson was elected N District Director.
2012/13 SEASON OPENER:
Corpus Christi OPEN - Bob Hall Pier
CORPUS CHRISTI OPEN HELD SATURDAY OCT 13-14
TGSA kicked off the 2012-2013 season on Oct 13-14 at Bob Hall Pier. Conditions were tough at times, but also yielded some great surf. Be sure to check out the Results
Corpus Christi Open photos courtesy of G Scott Imaging
Chad and Patrick Lee
Riley Brown and Alana Greenwood Named Recipients of Johnny Romano and Ashlyn Shoemaker Grom of the Year Awards
Riley Brown received the Johnny Romano Grom of the Year award which goes to the male surfer who embodies the competitive spirit while never losing the stoke for surfing. Johnny loved to surf the TGSA events and was always stoked when he won and always stoked for his rivals when they won. Johnny passed away in 2008 from complications due to childhood Leukemia and his impact and presence is still being felt today.
Alana Greenwood received the Ashlyn Shoemaker Grom of the Year Award which goes to the female surfer who embodies the competitive spirit of surfing and never lose their smile no matter the result. Ashlyn was a beautiful soul who just loved being on the beach with her friends. Ashlyn passed away suddenly in 2005 from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. She is missed greatly by the Galveston community but her smile will be with us forever.
This award will be given out every year at the Galveston Open and if anyone would like to contribute to this award, we will have an account open to raise the bar for next year. We encourage everyone to check out these two outstanding foundations:
Johnny Kicks Cancer and Ashlyn Would Go
For more information and contributions to these two awards, please contact Rob Henson at email@example.com
In other TGSA news, we are super STOKED to announce that our founding father and current head judge, Cliff Schlabach has been awarded the 2012 Midget Smith Memorial Excellence in Judging Award. As Tim Marshall put it, ďCliff does it purely for the love of the sport. Itís not about him, itís about the surfers and the sport of surfing. He has been judging for 20 plus years in Texas where the surf isnít the best and is very difficult to judge. Now that is dedication to the craft. He has never asked to be on any panels nor kicked up a stink if he is not on one. He has worked with Midget and nearly every other recipient of the Midge Smith award. So I think for me there is no better person.Ē
We completely agree with Timís comments!! Good job Cliff, Texas is so fortunate to have you!!
Get you entries in for TSSC and lets get this season in the can already!
TGSA Board Of Directors 2012/2013
Julie Doyle - President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Goldsmith - Vice President
Julie Polansky - Secretary / Treasurer - email@example.com
Zach May - South Competition Director
Jarrod Williams - North Competition Director
John Blaha - South District Director
Rob Henson - North Competition Director
Cliff Schlabach - South Head Judge
Jacob Burks - North Head Judge
Morgan Faulkner - South Surfer Rep
Kris Hopkins - North Surfer Rep
2012 - 13 Season Rankings
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