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Live views of the beaches of South Padre Island, Isla Blanca Park, Starship, and SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Pad.

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South Padre Bay 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, 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.

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Gene Gore

South Padre Island Beach and Surf Report

by Gene Gore of South Padre Surf Co. Surf School

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Island Weather: Cloudy, windy cold
Wind: N @ 15-25 decreasing afternoon
Air Temp: 50's
Water Temp: 61
Water Clarity: Sandy
Rip Current Risk: High
Seaweed: None
Jellyfish: None
Sunrise: 6:59am Sunset: 6:25pm
Tides: Low 7:49am -0.3' / High 5:46pm 1.1' / tide chart / USCG Station SPI
Wave Size: 5-8'
Wave Direction: ENE
Mansfield Buoy 42020: 10' @ 9 seconds from ENE / Wind: NNE @ 21-29kts
200 Mile Buoy 42002: 12' @ 10 seconds from N / Wind: N @ 23-31kts
Dolphin Cove Buoy: Wind: N @ 18-25kts
Beach Driving Conditions: Poor
Surf Conditions: Rough surf with strong north wind decreasing afternoon
Surf Forecast: Lighter NE to E to SE winds return for the weekend with 4-6' dropping surf Saturday, smaller on Sunday
Boating and Marine Forecast: Hazardous marine conditions will prevail along the lower Texas today as high pressure builds into the area. Marine conditions are expected to gradually improve for the weekend as high pressure pressure moves east. A light to moderate onshore flow will return this evening. A slight uptick in winds and seas will occur Sunday into Sunday night ahead of the next cold front which is expected to arrive on Monday
Fishing Report: Click here for the latest South Padre Island fishing reports and pictures from local fishing guides
Island Weather Forecast: Mild temps return for the weekend with mostly cloudy skies and light E to SE wind

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 good throughout the past week. Catching some nice solid fish on soft plastics. Mullet and shrimp baits in more natural colors seem to be working. Speckled trout are hanging along color changes near South Padre Island. Redfish are cruising the grass flats and are better targets once the wind picks up. There have been a couple of large schools of black drum showing up along the deeper water transitions. Expect the bite to remain good !!!!



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Spring Break South Padre

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SpaceX STARSHIP Testing

Watch Starship test launches at SpaceX Boca Chica Spaceport live from the Starship Cam.

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Live view of Starship at the SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Pad.

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
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Space X Rockets include the new BFR, Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9, Dragon Capsule and Crew Dragon

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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 SpaceX Starship at Boca Chica with the Starship Cam™, 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, sailing charters, 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! "Space Padre Island™" is the best and closest public viewing area for Starship rocket launches at SpaceX Boca Chica. Starship Hopper, Starship, and Super Heavy booster spacecraft tests for missions to the Moon and Mars from Boca Chica. Your best Texas beach vacation choice is South Padre Island Texas! Est 2002, is the most popular website for South Padre Island Texas!

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