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The beaches of South Padre Island are simply the best beaches in Texas! There are no privately owned beaches in Texas, so everyone is welcome to enjoy every inch of the entire coast line. There are beach access points every few blocks along Gulf Blvd, or you can go to one of the county beach parks where you'll find pavilions with picnic tables, playgrounds, restrooms, and showers. Travel Channel names South Padre Island as one of America's best beaches for family beach travel. South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful clean beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters.

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Overlooking Isla Blanca Beach Park and the South Padre Island Jetties, fishermen, beachgoers and surfers can check daily conditions. Well known as the best surf in Texas, South Padre Island has the biggest, most powerful, most consistent and best shaped waves than anywhere else on the Texas Gulf Coast. Fun surf year-round, with clear water and uncrowded waves make South Padre the #1 surfing destination for Texas surfers. Surfing lessons and surf camps are a popular family activity. If you want to catch the best surf in Texas here at South Padre Island, live surf cams and updated surf report gives you the up-to-the-minute report on conditions, and surf outlook for 3-5 days out.

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Overlooking the Laguna Madre from Louie's Backyard, The waters surrounding our barrier Island provide for many unique opportunities. Swimming, fishing, dolphin watching, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, and kite boarding are just a few of the activities taking place daily in the Laguna Madre here at South Padre Island. The Island boasts some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are going fishing off of the jetty, wade fishing along the beach or bay, going on a bay fishing or offshore fishing charter, you are likely to hook into some red snapper, grouper, redfish, snook, flounder, trout, tuna, marlin and more.

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South Padre Island Beach and Surf Report

by Gene Gore of South Padre Surf Co. Surf School

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Island Weather: Partly cloudy and hot
Wind: SE @ 5-15
Air Temp: High near 90
Water Temp: 86
Water Clarity: Clear bluegreen
Rip Current Risk: Low
Sunrise: 7:15am Sunset: 7:32pm
Tides: Low 12:03pm 0.3' / tide chart / USCG Station SPI
Wave Size: 1-2'
Wave Direction: ENE
Mansfield Buoy 42020: 2' @ 6 seconds from ENE / Wind: SE @ 9-11kts
200 Mile Buoy 42002: 2' @ 6 seconds from E / Wind: E @ 9-13kts
Dolphin Cove Buoy: SSE @ 9-12kts
Beach Driving Conditions: Fair
Surf Conditions: 1-2' surf with SE wind at 5-15. Really fun ENE mysto swell yesterday evening!
Surf Forecast: Small surf and light wind through the weekend
Tropical Weather Outlook: Gulf remains quiet National Hurricane Center
Boating and Marine Forecast: Light to moderate east to southeast winds and low to moderate seas will prevail. Unsettled weather will continue with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms along with locally enhanced winds and seas
Fishing Report: Click here for the latest South Padre Island fishing reports and pictures from local fishing guides
Island Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy and hot with light wind and a low chance for scattered showers through the weekend

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Blasttocast 3/7/23. The bay fishing has been good. Catching sheepshead at the jetties when the weather is permitting. Speckled trout are biting soft plastics, lots of smaller trout with a few good ones mixed in. Redfish are cruising the grass flats.Snook are still hanging along deeper water transitions up in the Port of Brownsville. Expect the bite to remain good as long as the water temperatures remain consistent.




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South Padre Surf Co. is the Island's surf school. Call or text 956-772-7272 for more information.

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Louie's Backyard Summmer Luau at 7:45pm every Wednesday all summer long featuring the E Hula Mai hula dancers.


Enjoy a spectacular display of lights over the bay at Louie's Backyard. 9:00PM every Tuesday and Friday all summer.


Watch Starship test launches at SpaceX Boca Chica, Starbase Spaceport live from the Starship Cam.



Surfing Lessons, Surfboard Rentals, and Surf Camps available year round and fun for all ages!


Learn to surf in one easy lesson! Lessons are held in shallow water with safe soft surfboards. All ages are welcome. Year-round.


$50 / person


Ideal for bigger groups that want an exclusive surfing experience. We offer discounts for groups of 4 or more. Church groups, boy or girl scouts, companies parties, conventions, spring breakers or bachelorette parties!

$ price per group

Our popular 3 hour day surf camps are ideal for friends or family that want to have fun together! All ages, not just for kids. Surf camp hours are 9am to noon, all summer and holidays.

$90 / person

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Welcome to South Padre Island, The Best Beach in Texas! South Padre Island is located on the subtropical southern tip of Texas. Enjoy live South Padre web cam views of SpaceX Starship at Boca Chica with the Starship Cam™, our beautiful beaches with the South Padre Beach Cam™, the surf in the Gulf of Mexico at Isla Blanca Beach Park and jetties with the South Padre Surf Cam™, or the sunset over the Laguna Madre with the South Padre Bay Cam™. Check live South Padre weather conditions and forecasts, and daily beach, surf and fishing report. Book South Padre Island hotels, condos, and vacation rentals, check out South Padre real estate listings, golf, watersports and activities, surfing lessons, surfboard rentals, sailing charters, kiteboarding lessons, SUP rentals, dolphin watch, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, horseback rides, restaurants, RV parks, or charter a fishing trip. Plan your family vacation, South Padre Island beach wedding, or Spring Break to South Padre Island on! "Space Padre Island™" is the best and closest public viewing area for Starship rocket launches at SpaceX Boca Chica. Starship Hopper, Starship, and Super Heavy booster spacecraft tests for missions to the Moon and Mars from Boca Chica. Your best Texas beach vacation choice is South Padre Island Texas! Est 2002, is the most popular website for South Padre Island Texas!

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