South Padre Island / South Flats

Continent
North America
Country
Texas (USA)
Next Big City
Brownsville
Next Town
Harlingen
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Shallow water for miles in all directions. Nice and flat, with SSE or choppy with a NW (few times in winter only).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
None

Wide open launch site, sand with some shells.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SSE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, SE, SSE, S

SSE is perfectly flat. Average wind speed of 15-17 mph. This condition prevails all summer.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

Head north on Padre Blvd. (the main drag), left past the convention is the South Flats.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

Stay downwind of windsurfers. Be safe in general. You have to pay a county fee to ride in the flats.

Nightlife

No information