CONTEST CALL INFORMATION:

Port Aransas Open is ON!! December 1st / 2nd

Port A Open is ON! Second call for the Port Aransas Open Presented by Third Coast Beach Co., BoardHouse Surf & Skate, The Gaff and, Da Island Market and Irie's Island Food.   December 1st / 2nd. The Port Aransas Open is ON for this weekend! **Volunteers please be...
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Galveston Open is Post-Poned!

The Galveston Open presented by Southern Spears Surf Shop has been called off for this weekend. 2nd call dates are October 26th & 27th. Please get registered for your events! We are looking forward to a great season this year!  
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District Contests have been Post-Poned 9/21/19

The North and South District contests have been Called off for this weekend. We will provide you with information in the coming days about the next call and entry fee...
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2018 TGSA North / South District Contest

The first call for the TGSA North and South District Contests has been set for September 14th / 15th.  The event will be held at an announced location closer to the date. Contest will be called in contestable surf conditions. 2nd call will be scheduled for the...
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TGSA & Texas Surf Camps Announce Dates for 2018 Grom Roundups

Texas Gulf Surfing Association and Texas Surf Camps are teaming up once again for the annual Galveston and Port Aransas Grom Roundups.  The Grom Roundups are geared towards giving kids new to the sport of surfing an opportunity to surf in a contest scenario and learn...
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2018 Texas State Surfing Championships Called On

The 2018 Texas State Surfing Championships Presented by Ameristar Roofing have been called ON at Bob Hall Pier.  The Saturday start will be delayed due to the Beach to Bay Run. Volunteers show up at 8:30 AM for setup and sign in will begin at 9:00 AM.  First heat will...
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2018 TSSC Postponed to May 19th/20th

The 2018 Texas State Surfing Championships Presented by Ameristar Roofing have been postponed until May 19th/20th.  The championships are a two day event and while contestable surf is in the forecast for Saturday, the majority of the contest voting board members feels...
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2018 Texas State Surfing Championships on Call

The 2018 Texas State Surfing Championships Presented by Ameristar Roofing and Restoration is on call.  First call has been set for May 12th/13th at Bob Hall Pier. Online registration is now open at Surf Signup.  TGSA encourages everyone to register as soon as possible...
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Matagorda Open Presented by Poco Playa Restaurant Called on for April 21st

The Matagorda Open Presented by Poco Playa Restaurant  has been called on for Saturday, April 21st at Matagorda Beach.  Volunteers need to show up at 7:00 AM and registration will start immediately. First heat will be at 8:00 AM with the Junior Men.   Junior Men,...
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Matagorda Open First Call Set

The first call for the Matagorda Open Presented by Poco Playa Restaurant has been set for April 21st and 22nd.  The event will be held at Matagorda Beach.   If you haven't competed yet this year, this is your last chance to compete and be eligible for the Texas State...
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Port Aransas Open Called On for March 24th/25th

The Port Aransas Open Presented by Irie’s Island Food, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, Third Coast Beach Co., and Port A RV Resort has been CALLED ON for March 24th/25th at Horace Caldwell Pier. Volunteers show up at 7:30 AM for setup and first heat will be 9:00...
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Port Aransas Open First Call March 24th/25th

First call for the Port Aransas Open Presented by Irie's Island Food, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Third Coast Beach Co. has been set for March 24th/25th.  The first call has been moved up one week from the originally scheduled date which was Easter Weekend. ...
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GALVESTON OPEN IS ON! FEB. 24/25

The Galveston Open Presented by Southern Spears Surf Shop is ON! February 24, 2018 at the Galveston Seawall, 51st. St. PAID parking along the seawall surfers. Set up will be at 7:30am with check in at 8 am. First heat in the water 9 am. If you had previously signed up...
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Packery Channel Open is Called ON!!

Preliminary Order of Events Packery Open Feb 3/4 Packery Channel open is called ON for this weekend. February 3/4, 2018. Make sure you go see our sponsors from Costa Sur this weekend as a thank you for helping us put this contest on! Volunteers please show up at 7 am...
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Packery Channel Open – First Call February 3/4, 2018

The Packery Channel Open Presented by Costa Sur Wok and Ceviche Bar first call is February 3/4, 2018 at Packery Channel.  We encourage all of our competitors to visit Costa Sur  Friday prior to the contest, on Saturday, and the event awards ceremony will be held on...
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TGSA INFORMATION:

2nd Call for Galveston has been changed!

Due to the Old Town Expression Session Surf Contest in Port A, the TGSA Board has agreed to black out the date of October 20th, 2018.  The new date for 2nd call on Galveston Open will be the following weekend, October 27th / 28th, 2018 Old Town is a fun Port A event...
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Early Sign Up for TGSA membership, $10 Off!

Early Sign up in August and get $10 off of your TGSA membership! Follow this link to SurfSignUp.com to register for your annual TGSA membership. When checking out use the Promo Code, MemberPromo, to receive $10 off of your membership. Memberships are $50 but when you...
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TGSA Announces 2018-2019 All-Star Team

The Texas Gulf Surfing Association (TGSA) is proud to announce the 2018-2019 TGSA All-star Team! This group of talented young surfers qualified for this year's team through their end of season rating for the 2017-2018 TGSA season. Our mission with the All-star Team is...
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President’s Message

Congratulations to our TGSA members and volunteers for a successful 2017/2018 season.  Our 30th anniversary year was not boring.  Hurricane Harvey added many challenges for our season, members and communities.  After regrouping, the season kicked off in February and...
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TGSA Now Accepting Nominations for Board Elections

Dear TGSA Members, It's that time again.  TGSA is taking nominations for ALL board positions for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons.  These board positions carry a two year commitment, and the current terms are set to expire on June 30, 2018. The bi-annual election...
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TGSA Competitors Eligible for NSSA and USA Surfing National Championships

As TGSA begins the home stretch for the 2017/2018 Season and its 30th Anniversary Season, we would like to remind you of the qualifications for the NSSA and USA Surfing National Championships, and impending deadlines. NSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NSSA has once again...
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TGSA All-Star Team Fundrasier Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Texas Gulf Surfing Association will hold its annual TGSA All-Star Fundraiser on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Texas Surf Museum.  Many thanks to the Texas Surf Museum for hosting this event.   The doors will open at 6:00 PM and we will have a Silent Auction...
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TGSA JOINS USA Surfing

TEXAS GULF SURFING ASSOCIATION JOINS USA SURFING After years of operating as a single entity, the Texas Gulf Surfing Association (TGSA) will join USA Surfing for the 2017/2018 competition season. With the addition of the TGSA, USA Surfing now has complete...
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All Star Fund Raiser

2017 All-Star Team 2017 TGSA All-Star Team Fundraising Raffle - Trip for 4 to Costa Rica Purchase your All-Star Raffle tickets HERE.   All-Star Raffle Information Flyer   Donate to the TGSA All-Star Team The TGSA All-Star Team can not travel and train without the...
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TGSA Board Pushes 2017/2018 Season Start to February 2018

The TGSA Board has now set the schedule for this competition season.  The Board has decided to restart the season in February and give everyone more time to work on recovering from Hurricane Harvey and to enjoy the holidays with their families.  The schedule is...
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TGSA Announces Schedule Changes for 2017/2018 Season and the Season Kickoff

As Texas Gulf Surfing Association kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season, the TGSA board sends its best wishes to all that were affected by Hurricane Harvey up and down the Texas coast. Many of our members and board members were directly impacted and our thoughts and...
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9/2/17 Update From TGSA

Most members of the TGSA Board were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  They are currently tending to their personal needs at this time, but will bet together soon to discuss the start of the 2017/2018 season.  As soon as decisions are made, we will make an announcement on...
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Appling and Garlough Named to USA Surfing National Development Team

Texas Gulf Surfing Association junior competitors Ian Appling of Corpus Christi, and Maddie Garlough of Port Aransas, where named to the USA Surfing National Development Surf Team at the 2017 USA National Surfing Championships on June 22, 2017.  It was a big week for...
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TGSA Board of Directors Meeting to be Held Sunday, June 11, 2017

The TGSA Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, June 11th at 1:00 PM in Port Aransas. The TGSA Board encourages TGSA members to forward any thoughts, concerns or ideas to the Surfer Representatives and President prior to the meeting.  Please submit you comments by...
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2017 TGSA All-Star Wildcard Slot Applications Due June 7th

The TGSA All-Star coaches have extended the deadline for Wild Card slot submissions until Wednesday, June 7th, 4:00 PM.  Girls and Boys in the Menehune and up to Juniors divisions are eligible to submit an essay to the All-Star coaches.  Essays will be judged on the...
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CONTEST WRAP UP’S:

2018 Texas State Surfing Championship Wrap Up and Year Review

52nd Annual Texas State Surfing Championships Presented by Ameristar Roofing and Restoration Texas Gulf Surfing Association (TGSA) closed out its 30th season with the 52nd Annual Texas State Surfing Championships (TSSC).  The 2017/2018 Season proved to be a...
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Matagorda Open Results – April 21, 2018

The Matagorda Open, Presented by Poco Playa Restaurant, was held at Matagorda Beach on April 21st.  Contestants were greeted with surf that was thigh to waist high to start the day and gradually increased all day with the onshore flow creating some very contestable...
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Port Aransas Open Recap – March 24th/25th

The Port Aransas Open Presented by to Irie’s Island Food, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, and Third Coast Beach Co was held on the first call, March 24th and 25th.  Port Aransas greeted surfers with solid waist to chest high waves that continued filling in...
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Galveston Open Recap

The Galveston Open Presented by Southern Spears Surf Shop was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the 51st Street Jetty along the Galveston Seawall.  The competition directors and district surfer's rep made the call and TGSA competitors were rewarded with highly...
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2017 Texas State Surfing Championships Wrap Up

Texas Gulf Surfing Association closed out the 2016/2017 season with the Texas State Surfing Championships on May 20th and 21st at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Surf was solid waist to chest high on Saturday with workable sections on the inside bar and...
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2017 TSSC Results and Season Divisional Points Champion Results

The 2017 Texas State Surfing Championships Results and Season Divisional Points Champion Results are now posted. A full recap of the 2017 TSSC will be posted shortly. Congratulations to all of the winners and participants for a great...
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2016-2017 Port Aransas Open Wrap Up

Port Aransas Open was Presented by MyFunPortA.com, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Bureau, and Third Coast Beach Co. We really appreciate our sponsors, thank you! Port Aransas Open ran the first weekend it was called,  December 3-4, 2016. It was a wild...
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2016-2017 Packery Channel Open Wrap Up

October 15-16 2016 Click Here for results Packery Channel Open turned out to be a beautiful weekend! Contest was held at the North Packery Channel with the north jetty giving some solid wind protection and some fun waves! Saturday brought in 2-3ft swell, bit sloppy in...
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TGSA/Texas Surf Camps Port Aransas Grom Roundup 2016 Wrap Up

TGSA and Texas Surf Camps partnered together to host another successful Port Aransas Grom Roundup! We had just under 40 kids participate and all did with a lot of smiles, style and stoke! The day started out with off shore winds, clean 1-2ft swell and  a lot of cloud...
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2015-2016 Texas State Surfing Championships Wrap-up!

The Texas State Surfing Championships presented by Presented by The Texas Surf Museum was called on for the weekend of April  30th / May 1st!     April showers may bring May flowers but this weekend they brought in some big, thumping Gulf Coast swell to end...
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South Padre Island Wrap-Up

After one postponement the South Padre Island Open sponsored by the   South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau  was called on for the weekend of April 16-17th, 2016. Saturday, contestants and families had sunny skies and temperatures in the  70's  to greet...
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2016 Galveston Open Wrap-up

After closely watching the forecast all week, the Galveston Open was called ON for Saturday, February 20th, and what a great call it was.   The event organizers were able to schedule all of the heats and finals in one day, finishing the contest just before sun...
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Port Aransas Open Wrap Up

Timing is everything sometimes, and after one post postponement, the call to run the Port Aransas Open sponsored by  FINS GRILL & ICEHOUSE, THIRD COAST BEACH COMPANY,  PORT ARANSAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BOARD HOUSE SURF & SKATE,  on the weekend of December...
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Matagorda Open wrap Up

The Matagorda Open Presented by POCO PLAYA RESTAURANT was called on for November 14th/15th! In spite of the cooler temperature, sunny skies made for a beautiful weekend for all the competitors and family. The contest was held at the head of the beach access road,...
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Packery Channel/Seawall Open Wrap-up

Packery Channel Open was called on for the weekend of October 24-25th! With the remnants of Hurricane Patricia making their way into the Corpus area from Mexico bringing with it the threat of some flooding, along with a cold front pushing through on Sunday, the...
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