I've been to both east and west coasts numerous times and now finally got to experience the Texas gulf coast. I visited the gulf towns of Galveston & Kemah, where there happens to be some pretty landscape, waves, and a dedicated beach scene. Not really my beach scene, but one nonetheless. Imagine cowboys + the beach. Weird. I was surprised to find many surfers out in none to favorable conditions, but I guess you have to take what you can get. Any day at the beach is better than not, right?