Horace Caldwell Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.2

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Horace Caldwell Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Texas, USA)

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Horace Caldwell Pier Spot ID:

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.1 °C

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Thursday, 26 February 2015, 16:57 Local time

Thursday 26
9AM 12PM 3PM 6PM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 4 5 5
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 35
NE 45
NE 45
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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.

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Tide Times:

For Aransas Channel, Texas, 1 km from Horace Caldwell Pier.

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fresh winds from the NE

Air temperature
12.4 °C

Current weather near Horace Caldwell Pier

Buoy Data:

At Corpus Christi Buoy, 63 miles from Horace Caldwell Pier.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 6 5 5 5

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Visitor Reviews of Horace Caldwell Pier

Orchard from UNITED STATES writes:

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.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Horace Caldwell Pier:

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Closest break Port Aransas 0 mi
Second closest break St Joe s Island 1 mi
Third closest break Fish Pass Jetty 3 mi
Fourth closest break San Jose Island 7 mi
Fifth closest break Condos 12 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Horace Caldwell Pier:

Closest wave buoy Corpus Christi Buoy 63 mi
Second closest wave buoy Freeport Buoy 103 mi
Third closest wave buoy Galveston Buoy 187 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy West Gulf Buoy 252 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Timbalier Block Buoy 406 mi

Tide stations nearest to Horace Caldwell Pier:

Closest tide station Aransas Channel 1 mi
Second closest tide station Port Aransas, Holiday Beach 1 mi
Third closest tide station Port Aransas 2 mi
Fourth closest tide station Aransas Pass 8 mi
Fifth closest tide station Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay 10 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Horace Caldwell Pier:

Closest ski area Ski Apache (United States) 633 mi
Second closest ski area Sandia Peak (United States) 751 mi
Third closest ski area Ski Santa Fe (United States) 751 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort (United States) 761 mi
Fifth closest ski area Angel Fire Resort (United States) 762 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Horace Caldwell Pier:

Closest city location Corpus Christi (United States) 22 mi
Second closest city location Kingsville (United States) 55 mi
Third closest city location Victoria (United States) 67 mi
Fourth closest city location Harlingen (United States) 121 mi
Fifth closest city location Edinburg (United States) 126 mi
  • 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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