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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
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
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.
Locals are generally good-natured and friendly.
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.
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
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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