Dean Whips Up Some Surf

Tropical season can tend to be "nervous season" along the Texas Gulf Coast. Last week's build-up of Hurricane Dean had many in Texas scrambling for batteries, water and random things like beer and pita chips. Given that Houstonians were getting soaked by Tropical Storm Erin and flooding was spreading throughout the city, the prospect of Hurricane Dean had everyone on edge.

In the end, Dean made his presence felt in Mexico... but the positive aftereffect of a tropical system in the gulf is a few days of good waves. That was the case yesterday and the hurricane swell hit the upper Texas Gulf Coast. No, I wasn't able to make it yesterday... I wish. Today's forecasts call for head high waves in Surfside slowly dropping throughout the day. As they say, "you should've been here yesterday..."

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