The Tanker Blog

  • Now Booking for 2017!

    Now Booking for 2017!

    February 14th, 2017 | Expeditions, Tanker Surf Charters | James Fulbright | No Comments

    It’s getting to be that time again. The 2016 tanker surf charter season netted good conditions nearly all summer long. We had groups coming all the way from Hawaii, California, up and down the East Coast of the U.S. and even American Samoa. Even though there were constant closings of the Houston ship channel due [...]

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  • Booking for 2016 Season

    Booking for 2016 Season

    March 12th, 2016 | Expeditions, Featured | James Fulbright | No Comments

    Warm waters have created an early start to the 2016 tanker surf season. By warm, I mean in the upper 60’s in early March, so a wetsuit of some sort is still recommended until late April. Book your charter window today!! Remember-intermediate to advanced longboarders only need apply. Aloha and pray for light winds and [...]

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  • Booking for 2015 Season!

    Booking for 2015 Season!

    April 21st, 2015 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    The 2015 tanker surfing season is here. Water temperatures in the bay are now in the mid 70’s and winds have been very light for spring. We are good to go and ready to take bookings. Get your group together, pick your dates and fill out a booking form> Aloha from Galveston.
    Capt. Fulbright

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  • What a Great Fall!

    What a Great Fall!

    November 5th, 2012 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | 2 Comments

    Here it is November and the holidays are upon us, but the water is still in the 70’s and winds have remained light. The weather  has been great for tanker surfing more so than in previous years. Numerous couples, groups and individuals have been on a tanker surf charter during all of October and interest is [...]

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  • Hot Summer 2012

    Hot Summer 2012

    July 20th, 2012 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | 1 Comment

    It has been a good tanker season so far, with a couple of exceptions: One-mucho rain and thunderstorms! Dodging bad weather in the bay is an artform all to it’s own!  Two- I have experienced major motor problems and I have a brand new $21,000.00 Yamaha SHO! On one charter, the water pump just burned up for no apparent reason which forced me [...]

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  • Tanker Surfing Season 2012 Heats Up

    Tanker Surfing Season 2012 Heats Up

    February 14th, 2012 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    It’s only February and while the water temps in the bay are still in the 50’s, and old man winter is still hanging around, we already have charters booked for April. March is wide open!  People ask me all the time if there is a season for tanker surfing and typically my answer is yes. [...]

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  • Winter takes a break

    Winter takes a break

    December 29th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    A rare opportunity arose to hit the bay and run the boat before what will probably be 8-10 weeks of cold, miserable conditions. With the water temperature in the bay being somewhere around 54 degrees, the air temperature today topping out at 70 degrees on a calm, sunny day, conditions were superb! Low and behold, a big container ship [...]

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  • The end of an awesome season!

    The end of an awesome season!

    November 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    After a long summer of too much wind, not enough rain and no beachfront surf, September and October turned out to be perfect for several groups wanting to catch the wave of their lives! I had several charters in a row that I never blogged about and to them I apologize. Here are some photos [...]

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  • 3 From The Big D

    3 From The Big D

    July 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    I try to blog about every group that comes to tanker surf because each and every trip is unique. So is each and every group! The 3 from the big D (Dallas) were 3 surfers who were all stuck working in Dallas but were surfers from Hawaii,Massachusetts and California originally. They all had been planning this trip [...]

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  • Olukai Ohana Experience.

    Olukai Ohana Experience.

    July 8th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    Olukai Sandals are the best sandals in the world–hands down. I was fortunate enough to become Galveston’s exclusive dealer of Olukai 3 years ago, thanks to their regional representative Bert Wagner and my belief in their product. Bert is one class act and one of my favorite reps I have worked with in my 26 [...]

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