Contest Status: Galveston Open
POSTPONED: The Galveston Open has been postponed for 12/7 – 12/8 due to the passage of a strong front and no surf.
NEXT CALL: Next call for the Galveston Open will be December 14th/15th. If the contest is postponed once again, the next call will be pushed into 2014 to a date to be determined.
ALLSTAR FUNDRAISING RAFFLE: The Allstar fundraising raffle was originally scheduled to be drawn at the season’s 3rd event, Corpus Christi, with a minimum of 200 or maximum 250 tickets sold. With the changes in the schedule a some tickets to still be sold, the drawing will take place on Saturday, December 14th. The drawing will take place at the Galveston Open if held and if not, we will draw at Board House Surf and Skate that afternoon. Tickets are still available at the Southern Spears and Ohana in Galveston and a few are still available at Wind & Wave in Corpus Christi. If you can’t make it out to the shops you can still go online and purchase your tickets as well. If the drawing is held at Board House Surf and Skate, we will film the drawing for everyone to see. Get those tickets and support our Allstar Program.
Galveston Open Presented by Underground Surf Depot – The Galveston Open registration is now open. Register Online or use the mail in registration form and pay on the beach if space available. This contest was part of the floating schedule with Corpus Christi. If you originally registered for the Galveston Open’s first call and you surfed the Corpus Christi Open, you must re-register.
For event registration questions, please email Julie Polansky.
TGSA Allstar Team Fundraiser
TGSA needs your support! A 2013/2014 Allstar Team will be named later in the season. Necessary funds are needed for this team to be able to travel, train and compete. Please help us in this effort by supporting the TGSA Allstar Team raffle. Some luck winner will win a 6 day / 7 night trip to Playa Grande, Costa Rica for two. This package includes your lodging in Playa Grande, courtesy of Las Tortuga Hotel and a $1,500 airfare credit with the airline of your choice, courtesy of TGSA. 2nd ticket drawn will receive a Carver Skateboard, courtesy of Carver Skateboards and the 3rd ticket drawn will win a FCS travel bag courtesy of Surf Hardware International.
Only 250 tickets will be sold (a minimum of 200) at $20 ea. Planned drawing date is the Corpus Christi Open, subject to the minimum sale of tickets. To purchase your tickets go online or visit Wind and Wave, Dockside or Benjamin’s in Corpus Christi, Board House in Port Aransas, or Underground Surf Depot and Southern Spears in Galveston. For more information visit the Allstar tab.
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 email@example.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