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  • Isla Grand South Padre Island Beach Front Resort  956-761-6511 Isla Grand South Padre Island Beach Front Resort 956-761-6511 The Isla Grand Beach Resort is the premier resort along the Texas Gulf Coast offering 10 acres of tropical paradise. Located right on the beach, in the southern portion of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort is conveniently located near all of South Padre’s top attractions. Isla Grand has great onsite amenities such as two swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, restaurants, nightclub, gift shop, outdoor-burger shack grill, coffee shop, activities and more. Every summer vacationers can enjoy live entertainment day or night. During the summer, families can take advantage of children activities provided for our guests. With such a prime location in the heart of South Padre Island, the Isla Grand Beach Resort offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting resort atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.
  • SPI Rentals Full Service Vacation Rental Company 956-255-7642 SPI Rentals Full Service Vacation Rental Company 956-255-7642 SPI Rentals offers on-site check-in for all guests, 24/7 response to emergency maintenance issues and friendly professionals who will assist you in planning every detail of your vacation. We offer concierge services including grocery shopping, airport transportation arrangements, ticket purchases for local attractions, catering services, and maid services. SPI Rentals specializes in transporting you from the stresses of daily life to carefree days at the beach. Our privately owned South Padre Island condo rentals and vacation homes are outfitted with luxurious linens, thirsty bath towels and fully equipped kitchens to make your vacation comfortable, convenient and relaxing. Whether you have a larger group of up to 14 or a smaller group of 4 or less, SPI Rentals has your ideal South Padre Island condo rental and vacation home!
  • La Copa Inn South Padre Island Beach Front Hotel  956-761-6000 La Copa Inn South Padre Island Beach Front Hotel 956-761-6000 Offering affordable and beautiful beachfront hotel accommodations on South Padre Island. Located on the beach, this South Padre Island hotel is a pet-friendly hotel located across the Queen Isabella Causeway near Schlitterbahn water park and Isla Blanca Park! Start your day right with our optional breakfast buffet including made-to-order omelet station and a fresh hot Belgian waffles! Grab STARBUCKS COFFEE from our La Copa Cafe. Stay in touch with the fastest free WIFI internet of any South Padre Island hotel! Our ocean-side restaurant, the Copa Cabana Bar & Grill, offers a great selection of lunch and dinner items and a fully-stocked, world-class bar to enjoy cocktails by the beach or poolside! Enjoy a number of beach and water activities such as jet skiing and parasailing, which you can reserve from our in-house concierge desk located in the lobby.
  • Padre U Spring Break Packages  1-877-89-PADRE Padre U Spring Break Packages 1-877-89-PADRE We have the lowest pricing on Spring Break Packages, concert tickets, hotel rooms, and excursions guaranteed! PadreU's all-inclusive Spring Break packages are the best value of all packages on South Padre Island. Our packages include hotels and parties on the most basic level. Spring Break trip upgrades include food and drinks every day, as well as excursions such as jetskiing and parasailing. We are the only spring break package provider that provides food and drinks without restrictions on when you can redeem, and you can choose from 4 different restaurants and bars! We also have the only South Padre Island Spring Break package provider that includes options for excursions. Check out or package pricing or contact us today to get started!

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND LIVE WEBCAMS


South Padre Beach Cam
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The beaches of South Padre Island are simply the best beaches in Texas! There are no privately owned beaches in Texas, so everyone is welcome to enjoy every inch of the entire coast line. There are beach access points every few blocks along Gulf Blvd, or you can go to one of the county beach parks where you'll find pavilions with picnic tables, playgrounds, restrooms, and showers. Travel Channel names South Padre Island as one of America's best beaches for family beach travel. South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful clean beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters.

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Overlooking Isla Blanca Beach Park and the South Padre Island Jetties, fishermen, beachgoers and surfers can check daily conditions. Well known as the best surf in Texas, South Padre Island has the biggest, most powerful, most consistent and best shaped waves than anywhere else on the Texas Gulf Coast. Fun surf year-round, with clear water and uncrowded waves make South Padre the #1 surfing destination for Texas surfers. Surfing lessons and surf camps are a popular family activity. If you want to catch the best surf in Texas here at South Padre Island, Spadre.com live surf cams and updated surf report gives you the up-to-the-minute report on conditions, and surf outlook for 3-5 days out.

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Overlooking the Laguna Madre from Louie's Backyard, The waters surrounding our barrier Island provide for many unique opportunities. Swimming, fishing, dolphin watching, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, and kite boarding are just a few of the activities taking place daily in the Laguna Madre here at South Padre Island. The Island boasts some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are going fishing off of the jetty, wade fishing along the beach or bay, going on a bay fishing or offshore fishing charter, you are likely to hook into some red snapper, grouper, redfish, snook, flounder, trout, tuna, marlin and more.

Louie's Backyard South Padre Island Restaurant and Bar On The Bay
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Isla Grand Beach Resort South Padre Island Hotel On The Beach
Surfing Lessons, Surf Camps and Surfboard Rentals in South Padre Island
SPI Rentals Full Service Vacation Accommodations on South Padre Island
La Copa Inn Beach Front Hotel

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND BEACH, SURF AND FISHING REPORTS


Gene Gore

South Padre Island Beach and Surf Report

by Gene Gore of South Padre Surf Co. Surf School

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Island Weather: Mostly cloudy and mild
Wind: Light and variable
Air Temp: 60's morning, high near 70
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Clear green
Rip Current Risk: Low
Seaweed: None
Jellyfish: None
Sunrise: 7:10am Sunset: 5:41pm
Tides: High 2:48pm 1.0' / Low 6:40pm 0.9' tide chart / USCG Station SPI
Wave Size: 0-1'
Wave Direction: E
Mansfield Buoy 42020: 1' @ 4 seconds from E / Wind: E @ 9-13kts
200 Mile Buoy 42002: 2' @ 5 seconds from ENE / Wind: SE @ 5-7kts
Dolphin Cove Buoy: Wind: N @ 1-3kts
Beach Driving Conditions: Good
Surf Conditions: Flat surf with light wind today
Surf Forecast: Near flat surf and light variable winds through Wednesday, building choppy north swell Thursday dropping Friday. 1-2' surf for the weekend with southerly wind returning
Boating and Marine Forecast: The passage of a cold front later this week will lead to adverse marine conditions at that time. Until then, favorable winds and seas are likely courtesy of high pressure. A return to lighter winds and lower seas is anticipated beginning on Friday night.
Island Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy and mild through mid week with light wind, dry cool front Thursday brings gusty northerly wind and only slightly cooler temps
Fishing Report: Click here for the latest South Padre Island fishing reports and pictures from local fishing guides

South Padre Island Fishing Charters With Blast to Cast Captain Mike Knox

South Padre Island Fishing Report

To book your South Padre Island Bay Fishing Charter with Captain Mike Knox, call 1-956-243-0039
Lower Laguna Madre Fishing Report By Blast to Cast Captain Mike Knox

The bay fishing has been better on the warmer weather days. Finding redfish out on the flats once the sun starts to show. Fresh cut mullet or ballyhoo seams to be out producing the artificial worms once the wind picks up. Catching some speckled trout on artificial worms that mimic shrimp in natural colors. Speckled trout are hanging in deeper water and moving out on adjacent grass flats once the water temperature rises. The Port of Brownsville and Port Isabel Shrimp Basin is holding some mangrove snapper and other fish species as well. Ducks are starting to show up if anyone is interested.

 

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND WEATHER FORECAST


South Padre Island Wind Forecast

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND EVENTS


Holiday Sand Castle Village

November 30 - Dec. 16. Come visit our Holiday Sand Castle Village filled with unique Holiday Sand Sculptures built by incredibly talented sand artists. From a Sand Snowman to Sand-ta, and much more, this new, outdoor exhibit will include a lighted musical performance starting at dusk.

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CHRISTMAS Surf Camp

December 28 & 29. South Padre Surf Company will hold two Christmas surf camps this year. Wetsuits are provided. Fun for all ages!

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Polar Bear Dip

January 1. Take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico for the Annual Polar Bear Dip & New Years Day Party! Live Music, Contests, & Family Friendly Entertainment.

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Longest Causeway Run

January 12. 10K course that goes over the Queen Isabella Causeway. Live Music, Contests, & Family Friendly Entertainment.

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First SpaceX Launch

June 2019. View the historical first launch of the BFR Mars Spaceship at SpaceX Boca Chica Spaceport from South Padre Island.

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Don't miss the HISTORIC FIRST LAUNCH of SpaceX BFR Rocket at South Padre Island! Countdown clock set to January 1, 2019. Launch countdown will be reset to actual launch date when scheduled.
About SpaceX video
Space X Brownsville Launch Pad is located at Boca Chica Beach, just across the Brownsville Ship Channel near South Padre Island
Space X Launch Viewing Areas on South Padre Island include Isla Blanca Beach Park and all beaches along South Padre Island
Space X Launch Live Webcast
Space X Mars Missions
Space X Rockets include the new BFR, Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9, Dragon Capsule and Crew Dragon

LATEST SPACEX NEWS for South Padre Island

FCC APPLICATION: SpaceX is looking to fly and operate a Research and Development (R&D) Vertical Takeoff, Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle at its South Texas location. The vehicle will take off, ascend vertically to a low altitude, and then descend back to its original landing spot. While the vehicle is in the air, it is important to have communications with the vehicle for two main reasons: 1. Downlink: SpaceX can view the data in real‐time and ensure that all parameters remain nominal. 2. Uplink: If there is an anomaly, SpaceX needs the ability to command the vehicle into a safe state (as a backup to its onboard safety systems). Thus, to ensure both a safe and useful test, it is important for SpaceX to maintain a bidirectional RF link between the control center and the vehicle. SpaceX wishes to use the same transmitters on the VTVL vehicle that it uses on its other vehicles. The major difference is that the ERP is reduced on this vehicle by two orders of magnitude. This transmitter has been demonstrated to be very safe and reliable under both flight and test conditions and the regulatory agencies involved (both FAA and FCC) are familiar with the hardware and frequencies. The tests themselves are divided into low‐altitude and higher‐altitude tests. The low‐altitude tests stay below 500 meters in altitude and last approximately 100 seconds. These tests will be run approximately three times per week during the initial portion of the program. The higher‐altitude tests can go as high as 5 km and will occur approximately once per week. These tests last approximately 6 minutes. Please note that SpaceX is also applying for an experimental permit from the FAA in order to gain permission to run these VTVL tests.

Welcome to South Padre Island, The Best Beach in Texas! South Padre Island is located on the subtropical southern tip of Texas. Enjoy live South Padre web cam views of our beautiful beaches with the South Padre Beach Cam™, the surf in the Gulf of Mexico at Isla Blanca Beach Park and jetties with the South Padre Surf Cam™, or the sunset over the Laguna Madre with the South Padre Bay Cam™. Check live South Padre weather conditions and forecasts, and daily beach, surf and fishing report. Book South Padre Island hotels, condos, and vacation rentals, check out South Padre real estate listings, golf, watersports and activities, surfing lessons, surfboard rentals, kiteboarding lessons, SUP rentals, dolphin watch, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, horseback rides, restaurants, RV parks, or charter a fishing trip. Plan your family vacation, South Padre Island beach wedding, or Spring Break to South Padre Island on Spadre.com! "Space Padre Island™" will soon be the best and closest public viewing area for the projected monthly rocket launches of Space X Brownsville Falcon rockets and BFR spacecraft tests for missions to the Moon and Mars at Boca Chica by 2019. Your best Texas beach vacation choice is South Padre Island Texas! Est 2002, SPadre.com is the most popular website for South Padre Island Texas!

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