Surfing Texas

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    Mar 12, 2008 6:31 PM GMT
    I was wondering if any of you have been to the Texas gulf coast to surf, and if you have what beaches did you like best?
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    Mar 12, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    none. texas beaches suck. when you see the beaches in hawaii, nothing can ever be as good, haha.
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    Mar 12, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    haha their def. not Hawaii, but their still surfable. Do you ever surf in Corpus?
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    Mar 12, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    i've actually never surfed in my life. i'd love to try it tho.
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    Mar 12, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    yeah, almost all Texas's beaches suck, (as a beach PERIOD) especially the one around Sabine Pass. um you're best bet would probably be in Corpus, I would say Galveston, but that is a tourist trap!

    And I personally don't think they surfable, but I don't surf so I really don't know.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Corpus is very surfable as is Galveston, Port Aransas, and South Padre Island. I would say the best surfing in Texas in terms of waves is def. South Padre and the worst waves def. being in Galveston. The further up the coast you go the smaller the waves are. You should come to Corpus sometime and surf.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    im going in april for a regional initiation for my frat!
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    The best surfing in Texas is on the web, just surf on over to Continental Airlines and buy yourself a ticket to Huntington Beach or right on over to Hawaii.

    My one experience at Padre Island was Spring Break 1982. A friend and I drank a bottle of gin between us and passed out on the beach. We ended up in the hospital in Corpus Christi with 2nd degree sunburn. That was enough for me.

    Certainly not the beach's fault, but none the less the Texas beaches do suck.

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    Mar 12, 2008 8:33 PM GMT
    Not that I personally know anything about it, but on TV one day, I saw a segment about some Texas surfers. They arranged to get towed out to the ship channel and surfed the wakes of the oil tankers. Looked like kind of a yawn, after the initial gimmick, but they rode those wakes for miles.
    Of course, if they screwed up, getting run down by an oil tanker would be briefly and terminally exciting.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    IMHO...Corpus Christi has the best reputation for wind surfing. the tidal flats and constant breeze are perfect for that. SOUTH Padre Island is the best beach in Texas due to warmer, cleaner waters than either North Padre or anywhere up the coastal bend up to Galveston.
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    Mar 12, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    I surf...but I've never considered going to Texas. Other than humping DJBens, I can't think of a good reason to go...certainly not for the surf.

    HOWEVER, if there's a wave, it can be surfed. I suppose you could start there and work your way to socal. At least you don't have to worry about getting in over your head, or getting into overheads...either way.

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    Mar 12, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidThe best surfing in Texas is on the web, just surf on over to Continental Airlines and buy yourself a ticket to Huntington Beach or right on over to Hawaii.


    haha, that was funny.
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    Mar 13, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    lol. ok so i cracked up with some of the responses to this topic. what kills me is when i'm out at the beach and i'll be like wow we got some good waves today and they will be like 5'-7' waves. Big time for us down here. Yeah for kite or wind surfing Corpus Christi may be the best place in the world for it, due to the constant wind. I read some place that it truly is the windiest city in the USA.
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    Dec 01, 2008 5:10 AM GMT
    Old topic, yeah I know, but was just skimming through them. If you or anyone else is interested, just check out the following the link. It answers all your questions. Enjoy! icon_wink.gif

    http://wannasurf.com/spot/North_America/USA/Gulf_Coast/Texas/index.html
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    Dec 03, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    I love Surfers the man i wan to marry is a surfer and surfs in the Gulf Coast area. icon_razz.gif

    To bad he just went to Marine bootcamp. I guess now he will surf So Cal beaches. Which i love San Diego Beaches.icon_biggrin.gif
    but last time i was at a San Diego beach there was an shark attackicon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 03, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    Useless generalities about TX vs HI/CA beaches aside, once you get to about Port Aransas and further south, the beaches in TX improve vastly. The water is clearer and there are fewer refineries along the coast down there. A guy I work with is an avid surfer and he surfs Texas beaches frequently. But he has to watch weather systems and get down there when the time is right in relation to gulf storms. Otherwise, the waters are too calm and not worth the trip (depending on your distance). He's had a blast surfing anywhere from Matagorda Island to South Padre Island.

    Funny how some people took this opportunity to bash TX beaches, even though they had no surfing input to the surfing question posed in the surfing forum.
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    Dec 06, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    dude, texas tanker suring is one of the thinks i'm going to do on my surf trip.

    http://www.surfshot.com/Feature/Texas+Tanker+Surfig-x141820.html
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    Dec 06, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    Dude, Texas beaches suck coral. LOL. The shittiest of them all is between Sabine Pass (Louisiana State Line) through Galveston down to Matagorda Bay. I'm sorry, but even South Padre Island sucks ass. The water along the Texas Gulf Coast looks like something you put in the toilet after a dinner at Pancho's or Ninfa's. Seriously dude, save your money and go to Destin, FL. I've been to Hawaii too and nothing compares to Destin in my humble opinion.
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    Dec 06, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    gayblaketx saidDude, Texas beaches suck coral. LOL. The shittiest of them all is between Sabine Pass (Louisiana State Line) through Galveston down to Matagorda Bay. I'm sorry, but even South Padre Island sucks ass. The water along the Texas Gulf Coast looks like something you put in the toilet after a dinner at Pancho's or Ninfa's. Seriously dude, save your money and go to Destin, FL. I've been to Hawaii too and nothing compares to Destin in my humble opinion.


    You must have seen the water off S. Padre on a bad day. It's usually a nice Caribbean blue.

    I would agree that the beaches from Matagorda up to Sabine Pass are poor, and the surfing not as good, even when a storm is offshore.

    Careful what areas you refer to. It is common knowledge that the beaches improve vastly at or around Port A.

    No, it's not Hawaii, Australia, the French Riviera, Nantucket, or San Diego. But that's not what this thread was addressing.
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    Dec 06, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    Nope, been to S. Padre too many times to know it ain't Caribbean blue. Beaches don't vastly improve until east of Mobile Bay or deep into Mexico.
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    Dec 06, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    gayblaketx saidNope, been to S. Padre too many times to know it ain't Caribbean blue. Beaches don't vastly improve until east of Mobile Bay or deep into Mexico.


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    Dec 06, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    Well, since I've worked for the Corpus Christi Visitor Center, I'd probably be the best to answer this question for you.

    As far as Texas goes, Corpus is probably the best bet. All the surfers usually go to Padre Island near Bob Hall Pier. That's where they all go.

    If you want to be by yourself with nature; try the National Seashore...it's beautiful.

    Although, I've never gone to South Padre much....I haven't heard about any good surfing there...but I'm sure the water is nicer/bluer.
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    Dec 06, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    ClicheMemberName saidWell, since I've worked for the Corpus Christi Visitor Center, I'd probably be the best to answer this question for you.

    As far as Texas goes, Texas is the best bet. All the surfers usually go to Padre Island near Bob Hall Pier. That's where they all go.

    If you want to be by yourself with nature; try the National Seashore...it's beautiful.


    You worked for the visitor center...of course you think its good. But from somebody who's been around to a lot of places, there are FAR more beautiful places in the states...and if you can surf on waves that are a foot or two tall, then go for it. I haven't found one thing about Texas beaches that I like...and I'm not the only one who feels that way...believe me.
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    Dec 06, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    gayblaketx said
    ClicheMemberName saidWell, since I've worked for the Corpus Christi Visitor Center, I'd probably be the best to answer this question for you.

    As far as Texas goes, Texas is the best bet. All the surfers usually go to Padre Island near Bob Hall Pier. That's where they all go.

    If you want to be by yourself with nature; try the National Seashore...it's beautiful.


    You worked for the visitor center...of course you think its good. But from somebody who's been around to a lot of places, there are FAR more beautiful places in the states...and if you can surf on waves that are a foot or two tall, then go for it. I haven't found one thing about Texas beaches that I like...and I'm not the only one who feels that way...believe me.


    Everyone thinks you're so much cooler now for shitting on ClicheMemberName's credibility.

    The original question asked what the best beaches in Texas were for surfing. It wasn't "are Texas beaches good compared to others?" I'm sure the OP realized there are better beaches elsewhere, but he wants to know about those in Texas. Comparisons to other states and broad-brush statements about all Texas beaches add nothing to the discussion, except maybe to create the same hopelessness in others that you seem to radiate.
  • byronicheros

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    Dec 06, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    wtf?

    well, seeing as i've probably been to more places than you have...and since this discussion is in regards to TEXAS. not other places...

    i think that's the best answer for him...

    but i'm glad everybody thinks you're cooler now..

    mission accomplished.