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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

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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: 27.8 °C

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Friday, 28 August 2015, 07:45 Local time
Friday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.5
ENE
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 5
ESE 5
ENE 15
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
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South Padre Island in Texasis a beach break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. 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.

IS AT (local time)

South Padre Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At South Padre IS, 3 km from South Padre Island.

light winds from the W

km/h
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near South Padre Island

Buoy Data:

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

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
0.5
0.5
0.6
Dominant period (s) 7 6 6 6

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Overall South Padre Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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South Padre Island Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Padre Island:

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Wave buoys nearest to South Padre Island:

Tide stations nearest to South Padre Island:

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

Ski Resorts closest to South Padre Island:

  • Closest ski area
    Ski Apache (United States)
    710 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sandia Peak (United States)
    836 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Ski Santa Fe (United States)
    841 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort (United States)
    854 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Angel Fire Resort (United States)
    857 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to South Padre Island:

  • Closest city location
    Brownsville (United States)
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Matamoros (Mexico)
    25 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Harlingen (United States)
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Valle Hermoso (Mexico)
    51 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Weslaco (United States)
    52 mi
South Padre Island break location map and break info

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.