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by Magicseaweed on Wednesday 25th August, 2010 215256 Views
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The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Alex, kicked-up offshore of Texas and the Transworld SURF hurricane hunters were on the ground to track it down.
Despite sending swell to some of the oil affected areas the main tidal surge came ashore in Mexico saving the worst of its venom for relatively unaffected areas. Strange thing to say about a hurricane which makes landfall but the Gulf dodged a bullet. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Eschewing any type of concern for personal safety or common sense, Alek Parker and Cory Lopez drive straight into Hurricane Alex. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Hurricane Alex, meet Alek "Hurricane Chaser" Parker. © 2013 TTransworldSURF/Steele
Alek Parker's partner in hurricane chasing, Cory Lopez, bashes his first 'cane fueled lip of 2010. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
In Texas, there's a lot more to chase than just surf... © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Texan ripper Morgan Faulkner enjoying the fruits of Hurricane Alex. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Thank God that's not oil on the beach! The Texas coastline has thus been spared from the catastrophic BP oil spill. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Gulf coaster Cory Lopez carves up Hurricane Alex fueled surf in Texas. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
No matter where you are, it's a hell of a lot easier to jump off a pier than paddle out through short interval swell like Hurricane Alex offered up. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
One of the many hot surfer girls from Texas dodges a muddy brown lip while sets stack to the horizon. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Alek Parker (pictured here) and friends will be chasing hurricanes throughout the season exclusively for TransWorld SURF ... this is just the beginning! © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
With his bro Jon Steele shooting photos and a couple big name pros in town, Justin Jalufka waves the Texas flag proudly. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Perfect duckdive form from a potential TransWorld SURF Model Search contestant... © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
A veteran of hundreds of hurricane chasing missions, Cory Lopez's spontaneous surfing is perfectly suited for the ramp-filled conditions they usually come across. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
You're not trippin', the sign does say "Watch For Pelicans When Flashing". Imagine a big ass pelican being propelled by hurricane force winds and it kinda makes more sense... © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Alek Parker punts one in the face of Hurricane Alex. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Hurricane Alex storm surge damage at Bob Hall Pier outside of Corpus Christi, Texas. Thankfully there was nothing too major... © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Cory Lopez gives Alek Parker's cameraman an interview while on location on South Padre Island during Hurricane Alex. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
Morgan Faulkner tees off on the lip at Bob Hall Pier on South Padre Island, Texas. © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
They came, they saw, they kicked arse and they carved up surf thanks to Hurricane Alex.
Stay tuned for the next episode of Alek Parker and the Hurricane Hunters right on TransWorld SURF... © 2013 TransworldSURF/Steele
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