South Padre Island Sports & Outdoors

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    Get in the Water

    by Basaic Written May 30, 2014

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    There are several places that offer deep sea and bay fishing, dolphin watching tours, and other boating activities here on the island. You can also get lessons on surfing, Wakeboarding, landboarding, and kite boarding at Air Padre, along with rentals for kayaks, surfboards and other items.

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  • If you like wind powered sports....

    by kytsrfr Updated Oct 16, 2009

    If you like windsurfing or kiteboarding then South Padre Island should be on your list. South Padre warms up earlier in the spring and stays warm later in the fall than 95% of the U.S. April-June and Oct-Dec are the most popular months. And luck would have it that these months also offer offseason lodging rates so the adventure won't break the bank. Many who are able work remotely and chase the wind come in Oct and don't leave until May as it is good all winter. As kiteboarding is wind powered it is a great eco-tourism option for adventure enthusiasts.

    Equipment: If you are taking kiteboarding Lessons the gear is included with the lessons price. Otherwise bring as many kites as you can. With the high cost of luggage on the airlines renting a kiteboard is a nice option. You can trade in the board to match the wind speed of the day so you always have the right size board. Board rental for a day is $35 or $99 for the week.

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    Kite Boarding

    by TexasDave Written Oct 30, 2006

    Several places rent equipment and give classes on this relatively new sport which combines flying a kite, gliding, and surfing all in one activity. Novices and intermediates practice in the bayside of SPI where the water is frequently smooth, experts go over to the Gulf side and work the waves. Some get up enough speed to get themselves airborne, do flips in mid-air, etc.

    Kite Surfers Tackling the Waves
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    An Ocean Full of Fish

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    Where can you go that you can fish all day and have the restaurant of your choice cook your catch to your specifications. Lots of folks do it every day here at South Padre Island. There are approximately 600 different species, but the most commonly caught fish are the red or black durm, spotted sea trout and southern flounder in the bay, and tarpon, red snapper, king mackerel, amberjack and pompano in the gulf. More than 60 local charter companies and personal guides stand ready to take you on a fishing trip to remember, or you may cast your line from shore as these pictured are doing.

    Fishing on the Jetty at Isla Blanca Park
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    • Sailing and Boating

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