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South Padre Island Open

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South Padre Island, Texas, April 1st and 2nd, 2017– The Texas Gulf Surfing Association will be holding its first surfing contest of the season on South Padre Island Saturday, the weekend of April 1st and 2nd. Spectators are strongly encouraged to attend the event and support the competitors as they surf heat after heat for the win.

The event is sponsored by the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and will be held at Isla Blanca Park. Saturday morning will begin the event with an 8:00am call. Spectators are also encouraged to join the T.G.S.A. members for an evening gathering at Smokey Tails BBQ, located at 117 E. Amberjack St, SPI. The Sunday morning 8:00am start will begin the first of the finals round with an award ceremony following at The Painted Marlin Grille, located at 111 W. Whiting. The Award Ceremony will approximately begin at 1:00pm and last only a few hours.

The 2016/2017 season is T.G.S.A.’s 28th consecutive year of competitive surfing and serves as the only member based governing body for amateur surfing in Texas. It was founded in 1988 to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing along the Texas Coast.

The T.G.S.A. is a non-profit organization that is family oriented specializing in grassroots surfing events that are healthy and fun, while still placing an emphasis on maintaining academic excellence, good sportsmanship and environmental awareness. The T.G.S.A. also places a priority on increasing the Texas talent pool and the progression of Texas surfing through its different competitive levels. For more information regarding this year’s competitive season, please visit