Surfing in SPI

South Padre Island is the premiere surfing destination in Texas. It is the most consistent surf spot due to the fact that the continental shelf is closest to the coast at this point, plus its swell window grabs North, East, and South swells. This deeper water draws more fetch, and even has the ability to bring in groundswell.

The best place to find surf is by the jetties, where it can get overhead plus. Steamers is further down the beach along with tons of wide open beach breaks by the hotels. When a North swell hits, Boca Chica is a left that breaks more like a point break. The Boca Chica Jetty also will break on a larger swell. If a hurricane swell rolls through, the Cove breaks in the channel.

 

 

 

 

The best place to find surf is by the jetties, where it can get overhead plus. Steamers is further down the beach along with tons of wide open beach breaks by the hotels. When a North swell hits, Boca Chica is a left that breaks more like a point break. The Boca Chica Jetty also will break on a larger swell. If a hurricane swell rolls through, the Cove breaks in the channel.

 

If you have four-wheel drive you can head to the Port Mansfield Jetties that are about 40 miles North of Port Isabel. The crowds will be lighter due to the distance and method of transportation need to surf there. If you want surf in Texas, this is the best place to get it!

Check out the Live South Padre Island Surf Camera