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Surfing on South Padre Island

South Padre Island is the ideal surfing spot in the lone star state. This is truly a surfer’s paradise with a tropical climate that provides year-round sunshine, bright emerald water, and a refreshing coastal breeze. The unique geography of South Padre Island creates a variety of surf breaks perfect for beginners and veterans alike. The island is home to many surf instructors that host training clinics utilizing beach breaks for beginners. For those experienced surfers, the island’s south end has reef breaks due to the jetties and the RGV Reef. In 2021 South Padre Island was featured in World of Waves, a show dedicated to showcasing the best surfing spots in America. Its sixteenth episode highlighted the surf culture found in SPI and its excellent environment for all types of surfing.