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    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 like kings around the campfire!

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by les freese View Post
    Its funner here in Surfside, but G-town has a nice shore break. We have no beach here right now and GLO is dumping a **** ton of sand within 3 months. there going out to our 3rd sand bar with sand and its deep out there so, shore break heaven this spring and summer. I think Surfside is going to be better this year then it has been in the past 10 years. Matagorda is kick ass but sharky, port-A and Corpus is the best in Tx. South Padre is very nice but I have problems with ppl starting shlt with me and others that are not from there. I say "go to south padre but watch you back". Those guys watched Point Break to many times.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you sand people!