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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 South Padre Island

USA, Gulf Coast, Texas

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 26° 5.627' N
Longitude: 97° 9.95' W

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Take 77 South to 100. Go East for several miles as you go over the longest bridge in Texas to South Padre Island. After exiting the queen isabella cause way turn right and follow the road all the way down to isla blanca park. Enter the park thru the toll gate and follow the road around until you reach "first Parking lot"

English (Translate this text in English): Take 77 South to 100. Go East for several miles as you go over the longest bridge in Texas to South Padre Island. After exiting the queen isabella cause way turn right and follow the road all the way down to isla blanca park. Enter the park thru the toll gate and follow the road around until you reach "first Parking lot"

English (Translate this text in English): Take 77 South to 100. Go East for several miles as you go over the longest bridge in Texas to South Padre Island. After exiting the queen isabella cause way turn right and follow the road all the way down to isla blanca park. Enter the park thru the toll gate and follow the road around until you reach "first Parking lot"

English (Translate this text in English): Take 77 South to 100. Go East for several miles as you go over the longest bridge in Texas to South Padre Island. After exiting the queen isabella cause way turn right and follow the road all the way down to isla blanca park. Enter the park thru the toll gate and follow the road around until you reach "first Parking lot"

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Jetties at Isla Blanca Park

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Webcam urlwww.spadre.com 

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 Additional Information

There are several spots to surf in South Padre Island. Just North of the jetty on South Padre Island is the premier surf spot in Texas. The inside dumps hollow and the outside gets well overhead. Steamers breaks farther up the beach from the jetties. Boca Chica on the other side of the twin jetties breaks on North swells and is primarily a left. The Cove breaks in the channel between the jetties on very large swells.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf in South Padre Island. Just North of the jetty on South Padre Island is the premier surf spot in Texas. The inside dumps hollow and the outside gets well overhead. Steamers breaks farther up the beach from the jetties. Boca Chica on the other side of the twin jetties breaks on North swells and is primarily a left. The Cove breaks in the channel between the jetties on very large swells.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf in South Padre Island. Just North of the jetty on South Padre Island is the premier surf spot in Texas. The inside dumps hollow and the outside gets well overhead. Steamers breaks farther up the beach from the jetties. Boca Chica on the other side of the twin jetties breaks on North swells and is primarily a left. The Cove breaks in the channel between the jetties on very large swells.

English (Translate this text in English): There are several spots to surf in South Padre Island. Just North of the jetty on South Padre Island is the premier surf spot in Texas. The inside dumps hollow and the outside gets well overhead. Steamers breaks farther up the beach from the jetties. Boca Chica on the other side of the twin jetties breaks on North swells and is primarily a left. The Cove breaks in the channel between the jetties on very large swells.

Atmosphere

Good and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): Good and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): Good and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): Good and friendly

General

The premier surf spot in Texas. The water is deeper as the continental shelf drops off very close to shore. The waves have more power and fetch. The best place in Texas to receive true groundswell and long range, long wave period groundswell. Can be excellent. Live in So. Cal., but the lack of size is made up by the lack of crowds and localism.

English (Translate this text in English): The premier surf spot in Texas. The water is deeper as the continental shelf drops off very close to shore. The waves have more power and fetch. The best place in Texas to receive true groundswell and long range, long wave period groundswell. Can be excellent. Live in So. Cal., but the lack of size is made up by the lack of crowds and localism.

English (Translate this text in English): The premier surf spot in Texas. The water is deeper as the continental shelf drops off very close to shore. The waves have more power and fetch. The best place in Texas to receive true groundswell and long range, long wave period groundswell. Can be excellent. Live in So. Cal., but the lack of size is made up by the lack of crowds and localism.

English (Translate this text in English): The premier surf spot in Texas. The water is deeper as the continental shelf drops off very close to shore. The waves have more power and fetch. The best place in Texas to receive true groundswell and long range, long wave period groundswell. Can be excellent. Live in So. Cal., but the lack of size is made up by the lack of crowds and localism.

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By rssmscott , 20-06-2011

beware of sharks here - Big ones - saw an 8 foot tiger cruise thru the face during a big swell. Then came face to face with a 4 foot lemon the same day. Those are the locals you need to look out for.

By Anonymous , 05-09-2010

Chester your an idiot - Its Gene Gore who has scewed up surfing on SPI with his Web Site f-ing renter.

By Chester Hoate , 27-07-2010

Y'all don't come back now, hear? - This here's ma beach, an them thar waves er ma waves tew! So yew toowrists ken jes goe raitt hoame!! Now git!!!

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