The Tanker Blog

  • 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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  • The luck of the draw!

    The luck of the draw!

    July 6th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    With the 4th of July holiday festivities behind us, and the weather finally working in our favor, a tanker surfing charter that had already been rescheduled 3 times was finally a “GO”! Longtime friends Steve Levy and Johnny Carson, along with Johnny Carson III jumped aboard Capt. Fulby’s boat “Surf Bored” at 6am sharp at [...]

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  • A perfect 10

    A perfect 10

    July 3rd, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    A perfect tanker surfing adventure begins with perfect conditions–calm seas and calm winds. So far this season, those elements have eluded us. Records have been shattered pertaining to persistent wind, rain(lack of) and now temperatures. June has now been recorded as being the hottest in history in Galveston. A religious zealot will exclaim “end of days”! Personally, I [...]

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  • Precision Strike-Operation Dark Skies!

    Precision Strike-Operation Dark Skies!

    June 22nd, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    Ok-we hate to kick dead horses around these parts but…….It’s been really windy. So windy in fact, we have had fairly consistent surf along the beach front and for late June…well, that is virtually unheard of. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you are also aware of the lack of rain for months…and [...]

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  • Finally! June delivers.

    Finally! June delivers.

    June 8th, 2011 | Expeditions | James Fulbright | No Comments

    After having the windiest April and May on record, June could not have come soon enough. We finally were greeted with multiple calm wind days in a row and two successful tanker surfing charters in a row are now in the books! The first June charter netted over 6 straight hours of calm conditions and [...]

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  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

    May 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    As the old saying goes, “the 3rd time’s the charm”. Our 3rd tanker surfing expedition for the 2011 season was a go when a (what seems to be) very rare weather event, light wind, was forecasted for only the 3rd time in 45 days! It has been so rare this season to have a day without winds [...]

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  • The winds of change!!

    The winds of change!!

    May 15th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    As April 2011 came to an end, history will reflect the windiest April on record. Fishing guides were pulling their hair out and was dead in the water, since windless days are the call. We ran the new boat in the back bayous to break it in and work out the kinks. The new 23′ [...]

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  • Spring has sprung!

    Spring has sprung!

    March 24th, 2011 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    Tanker surf season 2011 is here!! There are many exciting things happening with For the first time, tshirts and hats are now available to buy on the website! The tshirt and hat blanks are the finest available and the graphics are sick! Be one of the 1st to get yours.
    Another new development is a [...]

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  • Fall is in the air!

    Fall is in the air!

    September 29th, 2010 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    With the changing of the seasons upon us, cool fronts with offshore winds are usually a welcomed event along the beachfront, as they groom our typically choppy windswells into clean lines. The bay is quite different. North winds will chop up the bay quickly and wreck havoc on a tanker surfing expedition. When the weatherman forecasted the [...]

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  • Liquid Force Leprechauns!

    Liquid Force Leprechauns!

    September 15th, 2010 | Uncategorized | James Fulbright | No Comments

    The founders of Liquid Force Wakeboards, Jimmy Redmon and Tony Finn, are both avid surfers who live in sunny Southern California. Jimmy grew up in Houston and went out to Redfish Island back in the 70’s once to catch the odd tanker wave that would  peel along it’s eastern shoreline. Decades later, Jimmy returned to his [...]

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