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Port Isabel ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Port Isabel Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.6 °C

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 00:57 Local time
TueWednesday 02
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
NNW 30
NNW 40
Wind State cross cross-

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Port Isabel in Texas is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, sharks and jellyfish.

Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Queen Isabella Causeway (east end), Texas, 5 km from Port Isabel.

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Port Isabel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PCGT2, 6 km from Port Isabel.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Port Isabel

Buoy Data:

At Corpus Christi Buoy, 65 miles from Port Isabel.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 6 6 5 6

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Overall Port Isabel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Port Isabel Location Maps

Port Isabel Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Port Isabel:

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Wave buoys nearest to Port Isabel:

Tide stations nearest to Port Isabel:

  • Closest tide station
    Queen Isabella Causeway (east end)
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Coast Guard Station, South Padre Island
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Padre Island (South)
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Queen Isabella Causeway (west end)
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    South Bay entrance
    5 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Port Isabel:

  • Closest ski area
    Ski Apache (United States)
    709 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sandia Peak (United States)
    833 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Ski Santa Fe (United States)
    839 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort (United States)
    851 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Angel Fire Resort (United States)
    855 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Port Isabel:

  • Closest city location
    Brownsville (United States)
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Matamoros (Mexico)
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Harlingen (United States)
    33 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Weslaco (United States)
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Valle Hermoso (Mexico)
    52 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Port Isabel is Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Port Isabel is Valley International (Harlingen) Airport (HRL), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is General Servando Canales International (Matamoros) Airport (MAM) in Mexico, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Mc Allen Miller International (Mcallen) Airport (MFE) in USA is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • General Lucio Blanco International (Reynosa) Airport (REX) in Mexico is the fifth nearest airport to Port Isabel and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Port Isabel break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Port Isabel, Texas. Use the tab navigation above to view Port Isabel sea temperature, Port Isabel photographs, Port Isabel detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Port Isabel webcams, current wind from Texas live weather stations and Port Isabel tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Port Isabel.