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South Padre Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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South Padre Island Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.4 °C

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Thursday, 25 August 2016, 13:25 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
SE
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SE
0.3
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ESE
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
E 20
E 20
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Wind State cross-
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South Padre Island in Texasis a beach break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Coast Guard Station, South Padre Island, Texas, 2 km from South Padre Island.

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South Padre Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PCGT2, 3 km from South Padre Island.

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Air temperature
28.4 °C

Current weather near South Padre Island

Buoy Data:

At Corpus Christi Buoy, 67 miles from South Padre Island.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
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Dominant period (s) 4 6 4 4

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Overall South Padre Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to South Padre Island is Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Padre Island is Valley International (Harlingen) Airport (HRL), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is General Servando Canales International (Matamoros) Airport (MAM) in Mexico, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • General Lucio Blanco International (Reynosa) Airport (REX) in Mexico is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Mc Allen Miller International (Mcallen) Airport (MFE) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to South Padre Island and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for South Padre Island, Texas. Use the tab navigation above to view South Padre Island sea temperature, South Padre Island photographs, South Padre Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, South Padre Island webcams, current wind from Texas live weather stations and South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island.