Impossible to resist.
In the third season of Vans’ Weird Waves series, which is hosted by the Puerto Rican Dylan Graves, we detour into the fundamentally complex world of tanker surfing in Texas, where the wakes of these giant vessels are chased down, wrangled and driven hard into the dirty water.
The almost-forty-year-old Graves, a favourite of BeachGrit, acts out the drama for our entertainment; his look, the hair falling to his shoulders, the very good but still accessible surfing, the vivacity, creates the cumulative effect of us all longing to be alongside Dylan Graves, chasing tankers.
The skipper of the boat charter which delivers Graves to these waves describes the kick from tanker surfing as similar to crack cocaine.
Totally addictive, totally fucked, I think.