Weird Waves: Tanker Surfing in Texas

Updated: May 27

Presented by Vans: For our latest installment of Weird Waves, the crew took off to Texas to investigate a more industrial-powered form of wave riding, commonly known as tanker surfing. In this episode, the Weird Waves crew plan to explore what it means to be a tanker surfer. Yes, when big ships go by there are people who hunt down the waves they create, otherwise known as tanker surfing. We thought it would be good to start directly with the man who coined the phrase ‘tanker surfing’ itself, Capt. James Fullbright. This story begins in Galveston, Texas.