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Galveston, Texas: Surfboard Shark-Man

A beach dude with the head of a shark stands next to his surfboard. Maybe 10 feet tall, made of hurricane-defying concrete.

2402 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
At the corner of 24th St. and Seawall Blvd, in front of a building with a little, fake lighthouse on top.
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Shark-Man. Storm-battered.

Surfboard Shark-Man

Surfboard Shark-man has seen better days. He's still standing, but desperately in need of a new coat of paint.

[Dillon Mathie, 10/31/2023]

Battered by Gulf Coast hurricanes since 2004 or earlier, but still standing. Shark-Man is tough.


Surfboard Shark-Man

Shark-Man. He's a cutie.

[Amelia, 11/17/2021]

Shark Man

Surfboard Shark-Man

I saw this dude standing along the sidewalk while driving along the waterfront at Galveston. It is an advertisement for a place called "Beach Break" which deals in, you guessed it, anything to so with sun, sand, and surf. The "Shark-Man" is made of concrete and thus quite hurricane proof. A neat little oddity that stands about 12 feet tall.

[Richard Weiss, 05/05/2005]

July 2008: Sculptor Don Canaday wrote to us: "Hello, it's nice to see my work still standing."

Shark-Man statue.

Surfboard Shark

This is a Shark with legs standing by its surfboard, facing the beach/seawall of Galveston. It is about seven feet tall.

[Daryl Allison, 01/08/2005]

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