George, aren't you coming from San Francisco? I would think twice from
a geographic/culture standpoint. I could rag on Houston pretty easily,
but I was always told if you don't have something nice to say...
Anyway, I will stick to the topic. Winds are very good, and windsurfers
there are generally a great group of guys.
Clear Lake & Texas City have decent sailing and some in Galveston. Almost
anywhere on the Northern Gulf is going to be a step down from almost
anywhere you're coming from.
Local radio guy calls Galveston Bay the "Bay of Yoo-hoo" because the water
is always muddy and thick.
Corpus is a long haul but it is also excellent sailing.
Houston is a great City with a lot to offer. Low cost of living, friendly
people, growing economy, lots of sports. It's also just about the most
racially diverse city in TX. Windsurfing is just not one of the things done
Not much wind, especially in the summer.
Big Board and big sail you might be OK.
Check this out: http://wsp-sports.com/maps.aspx
Not even mentioned there is Lake Texana, 100mi from Houston towards
Corpus. Great in spring, totally underrated IMO:
Yes, it is a 4 hour drive... I am not sure what I was thinking.
Summers in Texas are brutal and often windless, but winter can be mild
(especially this year). Spring and Fall are usually nice and windy.
Southerly breezes typically build nicely in the afternoons.
It has been a while since I lived there, so I will shut up and let the
locals give you the straight dope. I have a lot of good windsurfing
memories from there...
My brother lived in Clear Lake Shores (now in Singapore), a nice funky
neighborhood, and had a great group of friends that windsurfed, kited,
fished, and sailed all the time. They had parties almost every week.
They were a fun group to be around. George, it sounds like you know
what you want. I hope things work out for you where ever you land...
> I love it in the Bay Area, but I need to find a job. I don't have an
> offer yet so who knows. If you know anybody who is looking for a smart
> MBA from a top Business School let me know and I will contact them.
University of Texas
Got any links to Lake Texana information. When is the best time for