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Monday, April 10, 2017
Aw, we're gonna miss this one. Not quite like the Bonzai Pipeline in Hawaii, but hey, it's just down the street.
South Padre Island hosts surfing competition
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX - Grab your flip-flops and sunscreen and head to South Padre Island to cheer on surfers as they compete for first place in the South Padre Island Open. The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is a proud supporter of the Open which is a Texas Gulf Surf Association (TGSA) sanctioned event.
On Saturday, April 22, surfers will begin riding the waves at 8:00 a.m. at Isla Blanca Park. On Sunday, April 23, the final rounds begin at 8:00 a.m. at Isla Blanca Park. An awards ceremony will follow at approximately 1:00 p.m. at The Pained Marlin Grille, 202 W. Whiting St., South Padre Island.
“We are excited to host this competition and are very supportive of surfing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kite boarding events in South Padre Island and throughout the state,” said Keith Arnold, Director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
TSGA holds between 8-10 amateur events per season that are healthy, family oriented and fun, with attention on healthy competition values, and sportsmanship.
For more information on the South Padre Island Open and other events visit www.sopadre.com.
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Do you tell me that the Bible is against our rights? Then I say that our claims do not rest upon a book written no one knows when, or by whom. Do you tell me what Paul or Peter says on the subject? Then again I reply that our claims do not rest on the opinions of any one, not even on those of Paul and Peter ... Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human to rights, are nothing but dead letters.
We owe a faith to the world and to ourselves. We owe a grace and gratitude to things that have brought us here. But I think it's a very important to say, 'Well, for everything, God has a plan.' That's like an excuse. Maybe the real faithful act is to commit to something, to take action, as opposed to saying, 'Well, everything is in the hand of God.'"