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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Corpus Christi

USA, Gulf Coast, Texas

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 27° 36.906' N
Longitude: 97° 12.01' W

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 Access

Take 358 out of Corpus Christi over the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 358 out of Corpus Christi over the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 358 out of Corpus Christi over the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 358 out of Corpus Christi over the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal to the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

There are several spots to surf around the Corpus Christi area (The Coastal Bend of Texas). On the northern part of the island, south of Port Aransas, at the Mustang Island State Park is the Fish Pass Jetties. These twin short jetties offer some current protection in any swell direction with quick take offs and good wave shape. South from there are the jetties at Packery Channel. This channel was recently completed and displaced the pilings of the now-defunct J.P. Luby Surf Park. Surf can be good here, longer jetties providing more protection from chop than at the State Park. This is still the party beach of Corpus Christi with cars constantly cruising the shoreline. The locals have struggled against outside interests who want to close the beach to cruising and tailgate parties. Next south is the premier surfing spot of the Coastal Bend of Texas, Bob Hall Pier. This spot gets very crowded due to the consistent quality of the wave. Bob Hall Pier can get very hollow and makes for some great tube rides. To get to the spots farther south, you will need a 4WD vehicle. Big Shell is about halfway down the whole island and is after Little Shell. A 4WD sign is almost the beginning of Little Shell. There is a really dumpy wave here on this natural wave focusing area that is filled with millions of crushed, weathered Giant Gulf Clam shells. A little farther south is Little Shell. Finally we get to the north jetty at the Port Mansfield cut. This spot is classic with absolutely no crowds, nice hollow waves with perfect shape. Because of the lack of crowds, desolate location and excellent waves, this spot is a very special place for the intrepid surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf around the Corpus Christi area (The Coastal Bend of Texas). On the northern part of the island, south of Port Aransas, at the Mustang Island State Park is the Fish Pass Jetties. These twin short jetties offer some current protection in any swell direction with quick take offs and good wave shape. South from there are the jetties at Packery Channel. This channel was recently completed and displaced the pilings of the now-defunct J.P. Luby Surf Park. Surf can be good here, longer jetties providing more protection from chop than at the State Park. This is still the party beach of Corpus Christi with cars constantly cruising the shoreline. The locals have struggled against outside interests who want to close the beach to cruising and tailgate parties. Next south is the premier surfing spot of the Coastal Bend of Texas, Bob Hall Pier. This spot gets very crowded due to the consistent quality of the wave. Bob Hall Pier can get very hollow and makes for some great tube rides. To get to the spots farther south, you will need a 4WD vehicle. Big Shell is about halfway down the whole island and is after Little Shell. A 4WD sign is almost the beginning of Little Shell. There is a really dumpy wave here on this natural wave focusing area that is filled with millions of crushed, weathered Giant Gulf Clam shells. A little farther south is Little Shell. Finally we get to the north jetty at the Port Mansfield cut. This spot is classic with absolutely no crowds, nice hollow waves with perfect shape. Because of the lack of crowds, desolate location and excellent waves, this spot is a very special place for the intrepid surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf around the Corpus Christi area (The Coastal Bend of Texas). On the northern part of the island, south of Port Aransas, at the Mustang Island State Park is the Fish Pass Jetties. These twin short jetties offer some current protection in any swell direction with quick take offs and good wave shape. South from there are the jetties at Packery Channel. This channel was recently completed and displaced the pilings of the now-defunct J.P. Luby Surf Park. Surf can be good here, longer jetties providing more protection from chop than at the State Park. This is still the party beach of Corpus Christi with cars constantly cruising the shoreline. The locals have struggled against outside interests who want to close the beach to cruising and tailgate parties. Next south is the premier surfing spot of the Coastal Bend of Texas, Bob Hall Pier. This spot gets very crowded due to the consistent quality of the wave. Bob Hall Pier can get very hollow and makes for some great tube rides. To get to the spots farther south, you will need a 4WD vehicle. Big Shell is about halfway down the whole island and is after Little Shell. A 4WD sign is almost the beginning of Little Shell. There is a really dumpy wave here on this natural wave focusing area that is filled with millions of crushed, weathered Giant Gulf Clam shells. A little farther south is Little Shell. Finally we get to the north jetty at the Port Mansfield cut. This spot is classic with absolutely no crowds, nice hollow waves with perfect shape. Because of the lack of crowds, desolate location and excellent waves, this spot is a very special place for the intrepid surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf around the Corpus Christi area (The Coastal Bend of Texas). On the northern part of the island, south of Port Aransas, at the Mustang Island State Park is the Fish Pass Jetties. These twin short jetties offer some current protection in any swell direction with quick take offs and good wave shape. South from there are the jetties at Packery Channel. This channel was recently completed and displaced the pilings of the now-defunct J.P. Luby Surf Park. Surf can be good here, longer jetties providing more protection from chop than at the State Park. This is still the party beach of Corpus Christi with cars constantly cruising the shoreline. The locals have struggled against outside interests who want to close the beach to cruising and tailgate parties. Next south is the premier surfing spot of the Coastal Bend of Texas, Bob Hall Pier. This spot gets very crowded due to the consistent quality of the wave. Bob Hall Pier can get very hollow and makes for some great tube rides. To get to the spots farther south, you will need a 4WD vehicle. Big Shell is about halfway down the whole island and is after Little Shell. A 4WD sign is almost the beginning of Little Shell. There is a really dumpy wave here on this natural wave focusing area that is filled with millions of crushed, weathered Giant Gulf Clam shells. A little farther south is Little Shell. Finally we get to the north jetty at the Port Mansfield cut. This spot is classic with absolutely no crowds, nice hollow waves with perfect shape. Because of the lack of crowds, desolate location and excellent waves, this spot is a very special place for the intrepid surfer.

Atmosphere

Locals are generally good-natured and friendly.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are generally good-natured and friendly.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are generally good-natured and friendly.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are generally good-natured and friendly.

General

The Corpus Christi area (the Coastal Bend of Texas) gets some of the best waves of Texas. It can be very windy though and cause blown out conditions with heavy currents. As with most Texas spots, it is best to watch the weather and time your visit. Overall the Corpus Christi area is a great place to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): The Corpus Christi area (the Coastal Bend of Texas) gets some of the best waves of Texas. It can be very windy though and cause blown out conditions with heavy currents. As with most Texas spots, it is best to watch the weather and time your visit. Overall the Corpus Christi area is a great place to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): The Corpus Christi area (the Coastal Bend of Texas) gets some of the best waves of Texas. It can be very windy though and cause blown out conditions with heavy currents. As with most Texas spots, it is best to watch the weather and time your visit. Overall the Corpus Christi area is a great place to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): The Corpus Christi area (the Coastal Bend of Texas) gets some of the best waves of Texas. It can be very windy though and cause blown out conditions with heavy currents. As with most Texas spots, it is best to watch the weather and time your visit. Overall the Corpus Christi area is a great place to surf.

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By Alex Conger , 18-09-2007

Where's Don Naud - I used to surf with Don back in the late 70's/early 80's. Haven't seen him since I left SD in 86. Wondering what he's been up to. First met him right after he got our of the Marines

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By What a joke , 25-07-2007

U IDIOT !!!!!! - To that idiot who recons this spot is better than cyclops, Dont waste peoples time you knob i mean come on this spot comes no way near cyclops mate i think you may have been high (well hopefully) wen you posted that so we will just leave it there so you can still have your dignity.

By nugget , 21-02-2007

- haha texas pride corpus christi does not compare to any australian waves.. how can you even compare this "wave" to cyclops? stupid texan

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