More surf options are available in the Coastal Bend region (Corpus Christi) than pretty much anywhere else along the Texas Coast. Port Aransas jetties (north - ferry ride over or south side)
Next to the PortA jetties is the Horace Caldwell pier
South of Port Aransas you hit the Packery Channel jetties. Buy a beach access pass for this scene, its good for a year. This is my main spot and the vibes are not heavy at all, just make sure you respect those in the water and it's all good.
Further south is Bob Hall pier
If you own a 4x4 and want a break pretty much to yourself, the Port Mansfield jetties is the place to be. It's about 55 miles down the National Seashore, 4x4 country, but you can find excellent breaks near Little Shell and Big Shell as you roll south. Near Big Shell, the beach is steep, deep Gulf waters cut up tight against the sand and the break is literally only 100 yards out or less. Down there you eyeball the surfline looking for rips to ride out and work the peak blowing up on this outbound rip current (lefts or rights).
The Port Mansfield jetties were recently dredged. This deepened the water up close to the beach allowing the swell to carry in with more punch. Many times during the warmer days of spring and summer, morning winds blow southwest which blow offshore on the north jetty side. This is my favorite break in Texas and part of this is simply due in fact it's not easy to get to. Drag a few surf rods and a kayak along.....eat like kings around the campfire!
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Thread: Texas BodyBoarders
Feb 20, 2010, 12:29 AM #12Junior Member
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Looking to link up with people heading to the coast, mostly long board but will bdyboard when it gets good enough. crossing fingers for epic hurricane swell
Feb 20, 2010, 02:31 AM #13Junior Member
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