Texas Tank Surfing History
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Join Captain James Fulbright, pioneer of riding the waves on the Ship Channel, as he discusses his story and the evolution of Texas tank surfing.
Tanker surfing been practiced in Texas for the last 50 years. In the ‘60s and ’70s, the sport occurred not in open water like today, but along the shorelines of two islands in Galveston Bay: Redfish Island and Atkinson Island. During this time, ships were less frequent and much smaller, but they still created waves. When dredging operations ultimately allowed for deeper draft vessels to travel in the channel, tanker surfing began growing. Today, container and tanker ships are much larger and more frequent, the channel is deeper and wider to accommodate even larger vessels, and the dredgeView more
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