Save the Waves at Bob Hall Pier

Goal: 1500

Bob Hall Pier has been a premiere surfing location for locals and visitors since the mid 1960's. The waves at the pier have been touted as some of the best in Texas and numerous competitions, including the Texas State Surfing Championships, have been held there.

Hurricane Hanna badly damaged the pier in 2020, and it is now being dismantled. The design of the new pier is in the early phase, and instead of the two-piling construction that all Texas Gulf piers have, the current design incorporates single pilings as shown in this rendering.

The Texas Coastal Bend Chapter and the local surfing community are concerned that a single-piling design won’t produce the same quality of wave that Bob Hall Pier is known for. Fewer pilings and longer spans between those pilings will likely mean that the sandbars beside the pier will be less defined and in turn, the waves could become unrideable.  

There’s still time for us to speak up while the design is in progress. We don’t want to gamble on losing a premiere surf location with a new single-piling design that could reduce the quality of the local surfing wave, a valuable and treasured recreational resource.

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