It should come as no surprise that it is hard for non-surfers to understand Hurricane Surf. Much in the same way that the first thing invariably asked by non-surfers is “Aren’t you afraid of sharks?” For those who don’t understand how swell works, Hurricane surf conjures up images of Bohdi paddling out through storm surgeĀ  in 80 mph winds screaming over his shoulder at a news reporter on the shore yelling, “If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love!”

Hurricanes are a double-edged sword, causing great surf on one hand, and often causing destruction on the other (not great). As Texas surfers, we hope for the best of both worlds, and hope that Hurricanes stay far enough off the coast to do any damage, but close enough to generate some surf in Texas! Of course, once the surf is blown out and becomes unsurfable, the second most fun thing you can do is go “Cub Reporter Surfing”, by dropping in behind a live news feed of a reporter trying to feed a little fear to the public. Bonus points to the guy in the red shorts for pulling of a full huevos on the weather channel. Make sure you check out our full Texas Hurricane forecast, and hopefully we can get some surf in Texas soon! Warning, video is graphic in nature and not intended for those under 18 years of age.

Check out the article in the Christian Science Monitor about Storm Surfing…

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