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South Padre Island surf Forecast / Texas / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 01 Dec 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 21.1°C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 °C max: 24.2 °C min: 22.3 °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 21.1°C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 °C max: 24.2 °C min: 22.3 °C)


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 Friday (Dec 08) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 6s. 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 0.9m 7s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 01) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Fri 8th Dec)3.5ft (1.0m) 6s
Best Surf 6AM (Fri 8th Dec)3.5ft (1.0m) 6s
Most Powerful 6PM (Fri 1st Dec)3ft (0.9m) 7s

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

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Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
ESE
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.5
SE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.3
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.7
E
1.7
NNE
2.1
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.5
NE
0.8
NE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period(s) (?)887777777666565674666666666667776667
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)13512770483736253833201261291412192040524868451075190553916744932023549231215
Wind
(km/h)
5
NW
15
N
20
N
15
NNW
25
NNW
10
NNW
10
N
5
ESE
10
SSW
10
S
5
ENE
10
SE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
10
ENE
15
E
15
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
15
SSE
10
ESE
15
E
20
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
20
SE
20
ESE
25
SE
15
SSW
40
NW
40
NW
35
NNW
25
NNW
15
N
5
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
crossoncross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:27PM
0.60
9:52PM
0.57
10:03PM
0.54
10:06PM
0.52
8:00AM
0.37
10:04PM
0.50
12:09PM
0.39
9:59PM
0.49
1:48PM
0.44
9:51PM
0.49
2:42PM
0.50
9:35PM
0.50
3:18PM
0.55
3:58PM
0.60
4:43PM
0.64
5:31PM
0.68
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:25AM
0.11
12:07PM
0.16
12:47PM
0.22
1:24PM
0.28
7:00AM
0.37
2:04PM
0.33
5:48AM
0.33
2:53PM
0.39
5:49AM
0.28
4:17PM
0.44
6:03AM
0.23
6:13PM
0.48
6:23AM
0.17
6:50AM
0.12
7:23AM
0.07
8:01AM
0.02
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Sunrise7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--
Sunset-5:35--5:35--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:36--5:36--5:36--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:37-
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Rain (mm)
12--------------------2----119--1---
Temp. °C232219192121202121202022212020212121212222222222222222222223171515131415
Feels °C (?)272318171819192119202122201921202020192021232221202121212124119991214

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 18°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon night, min 19°C on Tue afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun night, min 12°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Mon morning, light winds from the N by Tue 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.

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