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South Padre Island Surf Forecast / Texas / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 29 Jan 2023 CST
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South Padre Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Padre Island sea temperature is 16.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.4 min: 17.8 °C)
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South Padre Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Padre Island sea temperature is 16.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.4 min: 17.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at South Padre Island (moderate winds from the SSE at BUOY-RSJT2 23 km from South Padre Island).

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23 km away, 1 h 26 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
SSE
22.2
16.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for South Padre Island this week:

The surf forecast for South Padre Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 31) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 5s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at South Padre Island in the next 12 days are 1.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 30) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 02) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Tue 31st Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 5s
Best Surf12PM (Tue 31st Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 5s
Most Powerful 6AM (Mon 30th Jan)5ft (1.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for South Padre Island over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000000000001000000000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
T texas.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T texas.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
ESE
1.4
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
1.2
NE
0.6
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
SE
1
SE
0.7
ESE
1.2
N
1.6
NNE
1.3
NE
1
NE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.8
NE
0.6
E
0.8
E
1.3
SSE
1.1
SE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.3
N
1.1
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
ESE
0.6
E
Period(s) (?)787765557756656666666766587576656676
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1552139488824043803793476631601661247449402626332212334170979971427583462927
Wind
(km/h)
30
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
15
ESE
5
NW
15
E
20
NE
15
SE
30
SE
10
W
30
NW
25
N
40
N
40
N
25
NNE
15
NE
15
SE
20
SE
20
SSE
5
S
15
ENE
5
ESE
10
S
25
SE
45
SSE
40
S
40
SSE
25
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
30
SE
45
SE
35
SSE
25
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:10PM
0.56
3:35PM
0.59
4:03PM
0.61
4:27PM
0.61
4:52PM
0.61
5:10PM
0.60
5:29PM
0.59
5:44PM
0.57
12:53AM
0.52
5:54PM
0.54
2:01AM
0.50
5:58PM
0.52
3:03AM
0.48
5:59PM
0.51
4:06AM
0.46
5:56PM
0.50
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:53AM
0.14
5:46AM
0.12
6:32AM
0.11
7:14AM
0.10
7:53AM
0.09
8:30AM
0.09
9:05AM
0.11
10:33PM
0.51
9:38AM
0.14
10:40PM
0.48
10:07AM
0.17
11:03PM
0.44
10:33AM
0.22
11:34PM
0.40
10:55AM
0.27
12:08AM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is for Port Mansfield Jetty which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for South Padre Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at South Padre Island blow from the W

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
-----11-21--2----------------------4
Temp. °C232322222322212222232322142018121516161718181919191919212122232222212123
Low °C212321212222212119222315131712111414151617181918181919192120232221212118
Feels °C (?)2120222222232423222320239151161011131315181717151513151520202019161724
Sunrise7:15--7:15--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:09--7:09--
Sunset-6:08--6:09--6:09--6:10--6:12--6:13--6:13--6:14--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Wed night, strong winds from the N by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the SSE by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Thu morning, light winds from the W by Thu night).

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Information about the South Padre Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for South Padre Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at South Padre Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our South Padre Island surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (South Padre Island) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for South Padre Island may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

South Padre Island is 66 km (41 miles) from Harlingen. If you plan a vacation in Texas, look for hotels and other accommodation in Harlingen. Harlingen has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.