“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.”
Wave pools, a seemingly controversial topic in the surf world at the moment. Very polarising responses regardless, no matter who you talk to… so with all the new technologies, pools and construction happening, Dylan Graves went in for a closer encounter of the artificial kind in the final episode of Season 2 of Weird Waves.
The Weird Waves Crew wanted to start off season 2 with a bang. They may have taken the idea a little too literally by traveling to Alaska to potentially ride a wave made from falling ice, which makes a deafening crack with each piece of glacier that breaks off to form a wave… no biggie. In this episode they also check out what the locals on the Turnagain Arm are calling, ‘America’s longest wave.’ Saddle up, partners! Season Two of Weird Waves is coming in hot! Well… cold, actually.
Things get even WEIRDER in Part 2 of “The Stream Tour” as Dylan and the team head to Bend, OR to link up with Alex Lopez and his dad, Gerry. Yeah, Gerry FRICKIN’ Lopez! They talk about life, river boards, and why the wave in Bend has a BRAIN.