After a long winter break, TGSA was pleased to see a window of surf open up that allowed the Galveston Open to run!

G Scotts Eagle Eye view.

G Scotts Eagle Eye view.

Saturday, our Texas surf family woke to some overcast skies, heavy winds and chilly weather, but the surf was in the waist to chest high range and there were some fun waves coming in amidst the churned up Gulf.  Water temperatures were in the upper 50’s, compared to 49F at last years Galveston Open.  A moderate current was running to the east, creating some challenging conditions for the surfers.

Brandin Stevens getting some air.

Brandin Stevens getting some air.

 

Hector Ordonz tucking in.

Hector Ordonz tucking in.

For day two of the contest the sun came out and the winds died down, allowing the waves to clean up for the Finals to run.  Surf was in the waist to chest high range with, again, moderate current running to the east.  Surfers and spectators alike enjoyed a beautiful day on the island.

Gorgeous day on the island for day 2 of the contest.

Gorgeous day on the island for day 2 of the contest.

Micah Steph took 1st place in the Men’s Open division, bringing home the money!  Other highlights of the day included the Kryger siblings sweeping 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Micro-groms division, Maddie Garlough and Aransas Blaha taking 1st and 2nd respectively in the Girls division,  Ian Appling taking 1st in Boys, Leah Murray 1st in Women’s and Kris Hopkins bringing home 1st place in the Mens division.

Scott Elwood of G Scott Imaging was out with his Eagle Eye to catch a different perspective of a TGSA contest, and he did indeed. Thanks so much G Scott for again for always being there and capturing the moments!

Eagle Eye on the judges perched on the Seawall.

Eagle Eye on the judges perched on the Seawall.

Galveston Texas, via G Scotts Eagle Eye.

Galveston Texas, via G Scotts Eagle Eye.

Special thanks go out to Underground Surf Depot for once again sponsoring the Galveston Open.  Everyone enjoyed the pizza and awards at the shop!

Results are up and can be found here, with current season standings here.

**Port Aransas Open Presented by Fins Grill & Ice House, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Board House Surf and Skate is now on call for March 7-8, 2015.  To register, please go Online or download and send  in your registration form. Please get your entries in as soon as possible!**