And with planned activities and events such as surfing competitions where you can watch the states best surfers effortlessly ride the waves, sand castle days where the worlds top sand castle builders meet to battle it out with amazing artistic creations you can not only watch but join in on the fun with amateur sand castle competitions and free sand castle lessons.
The ever popular Bike Fest also known as Roar by the Shore where you'll see thousands of Harleys and other decked out motorcylces parade down the boulevard, some of the nations biggest fishing tournaments including TIFT and LKT, pirate days, kite fest, sporting events, market days, and other seasonal events - there's always something going on in South Padre Island.
DON'T DRINK AND SWIMCALL 911 first for any emergency.
There is a strong rip current located next to the jetty.This rip current is the strongest and most dangerous on the entire Texas coast, and on big days it can suck you out to the end of the jetty into the "pit" where the biggest waves will break, and likely wash you back onto the rocks.While enjoying the ocean waters, waves, and sand dive into some popular water sports in South Padre include surfing lessons, windsurfing, kayaking, kite boarding, and jet skiing, parasailing, banana boats, and fishing.Beach side activities feature sand castle lessons, horseback riding, atvs and more.The granite boulders are barnacle encrusted and urchin infested.
bring some type of flotation device to be used for rescue in case someone falls into the surf.
If you get caught in the rip, simply South Padre Island - the best beach in Texas!
South Padre Island, the gem of the Texas coast boasts miles of tropical beach front resort shoreline and a warm family friendly atmosphere that is perfect for your beach vacation.
High tide will cause more powerful waves to break closer to shore and deeper water near shore..
Many people have been swept off the rocks and injured or swept out to sea in the strong rip next to the jetty while attempting to walk out the jetty during high surf.
An undertow occurs when a wave is about to break on a shallow sandbar where a swimmer might be standing.