Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Spot



The Spot
Galveston Island, Texas
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Randall Cogburn

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This is a favorite spot for surfers when the waves get big depending on the conditions one side can be better than the other. The Pier is called the Pleasure Pier, a big amusement park with rides etc on top. It used to be called the Flagship Pier and you could drive out onto it. At the end was a bait/fishing store and a lower deck so people could fish from. Unfortunately not anymore since Ike, the hurricane, messed it up. I've only seen one surfer get barreled at Galveston, and it was a fluke wave really close to shore no more than 25yds at least. Some how the wave jacked up and the surfer was right there dropped in and got tubed, it was a small tube but it was really cool to see.


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