Date: March 03, 2014
Contest Status: South Padre Island Open (Isla Blanca Park) – Postponed thru March 8th & 9th, and 15th & 16th, which are Texas weekends for spring break, and will be back on call for March 22nd & 23rd .
South Padre Island Open has been postponed. The South Padre Island Open has been postponed due to minimal surf on Saturday. The contest will take 1-1/2 to 2 full days to complete and contestable surf is need for both day for long and short board events. Next call will be posted by the end of the weekend, however spring break is starting next week and we expect the next call to be later in March. For registration information, please contact TGSA at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or visit the registration links below.
For event registration questions, please email Julie Polansky.
Texas State Surfing Championship Qualifications
As TGSA goes into the back end of the 2013/2014 season with two contest remaining before state, remember that in order to qualify for the Texas State Surfing Championships, you must have 1,001 points to qualify. Be sure to check your standings
James Greer Memorial Scholarship Applications Now Available
Scholarship applications for the James Greer Memorial Scholarship are now available. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded at a 2014 Senior or graduation Junior at the Texas Gulf Surfing Championships. This scholarship is funded by the Atomic Omelette and Grill and the Greer Family through the Cinco de Mayo Pro AM Longboard contest.
Applications are due March 31, 2014. Please download your application and once completed return it to John Blaha at email@example.com or mail it to 100 El Cid Dr., Rockport, TX 78382. All applications will be sent to the Greer family, who will review and choose the recipient.
TGSA Kick’s of 25th Season of Competition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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