Horace Caldwell Pier Spot ID
Photo credit: Paul Kaderli
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SE | Wind NW
Sea Temperature Today is: 20.4 °C
Horace Caldwell Pier in Texas is a quite exposed beach/Pier break that has reasonably consistent surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, obstacles, sharks and jellyfish.
For Aransas Channel, Texas, 1 km from Horace Caldwell Pier.
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Overall Horace Caldwell Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December
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Visitor Reviews of Horace Caldwell Pier
“Caldwell is the easiest break on Padre Island. On a good day you may have to combat the current at the pier, and you will have to paddle a good ways past the pier for the best waves but the waves are easier to catch, duck dive and ride than any other spot on the island. Superb location for beginners; the waves don't barrel and you can ride multiple sections of face/whitewater across three sandbars.
The biggest problem is catching it on a good day. Winter is the best time to surf, followed by spring. From May until October it is relatively flat with the only exception being the occasional tropical storm or windswell. The pier closes during storms, which is a plus. They leave the gate open for surfers to jump off the pier; excellent for bigger days. And for the record the pier serves the best burgers in Texas. Not to mention you can add a boiled crab to your order for $3.”
Orchard from UNITED STATES - 10 Mar 2010
- The closest passenger airport to Horace Caldwell Pier is Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Horace Caldwell Pier is Kingsville Nas Airport (NQI), also in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away.
- Third is Alice International Airport (ALI) in USA, 97 km (60 miles) away.
- Palacios Muni Airport (PSX) in USA is 126 km (78 miles) away.
- Valley International (Harlingen) Airport (HRL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Horace Caldwell Pier and is 189 km (117 miles) away.
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