Wildcat Park (Violet Andrews Park)

Continent
North America
Country
Texas (USA)
Next Big City
Corpus Christi
Next Town
Portland
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Corals, Bridge, Rocks, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide

Very shallow on the inside. Sometimes as low as inches for about 100-300 meters from shore. Outside it's choppy with rolling swells farther out. Sandy bottom, only in front of the access concrete rocks and sharp mussels.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks, Other
Beach Users:
None

No real beach to speak of, but there is a large grassy rigging and launching area with a shade gazebo and a fresh water shower. Uphill is a rest area, stay away from there. To enter the water walk to the left side and then further along the shore to not step into mussels and do go upwind easier. Beginners should walk away from shore and launch from there.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SE
Main Direction:
NE, SE

Windy from April through August out of the SE, generally 15-20mph in the afternoons when the thermals kick in. Windy about 5 out of 7 day in May to June. Winds are out of the SE for almost the entire summer and NE in the winter. The normally thermal wind is onshore here.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

I-37 South from San Antonio to 181 towards Portland, right at downtown Corpus Christi. Over Harbor Bridge and continue. Exit Moore Ave. Turn right and follow Center Yellow stripe in road to the left and continue to the stop sign at Wildcat. Turn right and the road will end at Wildcat Park. Park and walk for about 20m to the rigging area.

Extra information

Rules
None

Be kind and courteous and have a good day. Help launch other kiters and they will do the same.

Nightlife

Downtown Corpus Christi has a decent nightlife.