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There are two ways to acess this spot . You can go from Port Aransas on hwy.361 south about 15 miles and you will see two bridges go across both and there is a beach access. 2nd way:go from Corpus Christi across JFK causeway , then north on hwy.361 before the Packery Channel bridge there will be a beach access.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Packery Channel
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week crowdUltra crowded
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
park car on beach
locals are VERY VERY VERY HARSH !
By drkeithinafrica , 23-06-2012
Pleasantly Surprised - I learned to surf in open Atlantic and so I had super low expectations when I had the opportunity to surf Texas once again. Packery was incredibly fun on both sides of the Jetty and it's great to have both options depending on the wind. The carts showed about 4 ft at 7 seconds and there were proper set waves coming in and peeling nicely off the outer sand bar. Longboarders are a pain (sorry, guys) and made it hard to get the sets, but if you're lucky... And the localism is not bad at all. I thought the vibe was pretty friendly and mellow.
By Logan , 03-02-2010
haha - where are ya'll gettin this stuff from? packery is a fishing spot where a few surfers come every once in a while. i go there almost every weekend i've seen it packed with surfers a few times and never once have a seen a punch thrown or even an argument. other than when the surfers cross over fishin lines and thats nothin serious. and there's not a whole lotta sharks to be caught there either. no man eaters for sure haha. sharks will attack you?
By Anonymous , 14-12-2009
Gnarly bru... - This place is mental. I broke ten boards in one sesh, totally shredded this awesome rock-bottom break, though. Be careful because sharks will attack you inside the barrels if the "locals" don't get you. Bring your helmet and reef booties if you want to even stand a chance. This is where Eddie Aikau got famous, brah. Gnarly, shreddin, killer, epic, tubular.
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