Island Surf Report

Friday, August 31, 2007


Flat for the weekend

Gulf is like a lake today. Nothing in the forecast to make waves as of this morning. Good time for some end of summer fishing.

posted by  @ 7:05 AM

Thursday, August 30, 2007



No surf today. Water is clear and calm. Maybe a good day for fishing. Here is another Hurricane Dean photo.

posted by  @ 7:22 AM

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


No Surf today

Surf is flat today. Forecast show rest of week to be 2 foot seas or less.

posted by  @ 6:58 AM

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


No surf today

The small swell from yesterday has become smaller. Surf is running knee high today. Forecast is for 2 foot seas the rest of the week. Here is one photo from Hurricane Dean swell.

posted by  @ 6:49 AM

Monday, August 27, 2007


Small Waves

Surf is running thigh to waist high this morning. Mushy but clean with no wind on it this morning.

posted by  @ 7:06 AM

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Same as yesterday

Knee to waist high surf. Fun waves on the inside with no wind this morning.

posted by  @ 7:50 AM

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Back to knee high

Green water, no wind, knee high maybe occasional waist high. Fun on longboard maybe. Alot of seaweed and wood on the beach and in the water from the high tide.

posted by  @ 8:17 AM

Friday, August 24, 2007


Still Surf today

Solid chest high + waves still. Disorganized this morning but might clean up today if the wind stays down. Click on the "current wind" tab to have up to the minute winds on Padre Island.

posted by  @ 7:58 AM

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Afternoon Update

Wind is still on the surf. Solid chest to shoulder high but washing through. Fun surf but pretty disorganized.

posted by  @ 1:48 PM

A little morning sickness

Definitely plenty of surf this morning. Tides came up to dunes last night so look out for wood and other debri scattered on beach. Surf is has some morning sickness but will probably settle down and get fun through out the day. Light SE wind this morning.

posted by  @ 7:59 AM

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Mid_Day Update

Surf is solid head head and still building. Strong East wind on it and disorganized but no current and plenty of size. Fifty mile bouy is showing 5-7 feet. Seas off South Padre Island have built to swell of 10-15 feet. Tide is pushing water up to the dunes.

posted by  @ 12:21 PM

Swell is showing

Solid chest high surf and building. Disorganized this morning with ESE wind 10 mph. Surf should get bigger and wind is forecasted to blow 20+ mph from the SE. Tropical rain showers will change conditions through out the day. Buoys off South Padre show 14+ foot waves offshore

posted by  @ 6:59 AM

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Twenty foot swell ++

20 foot swell in the Yucatan Basin according to the National Buoy located in Caribbbean. Here on Padre Island we still have sloppy, choppy thigh high surf. Waves should begin to build on SE wind through today. Wednesday and Thursday is the window for Hurricane Dean swell. Middle Gulf bouy 42001 is showing 6.6 ft waves.

posted by  @ 6:54 AM

Monday, August 20, 2007


Knee to thigh high

Not much surf today. Knee to thigh high on the inside. National Hurricane Center is forecasting Dean to move into Mexico much further south now. Wave models still show Corpus receiving swell on Wednesday.

posted by  @ 7:06 AM

Sunday, August 19, 2007


windy and small

Knee to waist high wind driven surf. Pretty sloppy and disorganized. South-Southeast wind 15 mph+

posted by  @ 7:45 AM

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Sloppy waist high

Waist to chest high surf with 15+ SSE wind and plenty of sea lice.

posted by  @ 8:20 AM

Friday, August 17, 2007


Still a little surf

Chest high still on the inside. If you did not get enough yesterday leftovers are still here. Breaking on the inside and a little bumpy and disorganized

posted by  @ 7:21 AM

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Evening update

Still waves this evening but not as good as this morning. Running chest high with slight north to south current. Dumping on the inside and mushy on the outside. Forecast calls for surf to last through tomorrow. Keep an eye on DEAN for the next swell.

posted by  @ 6:38 PM

Surf is here

Waves are running shoulder high ++ with good form. Light offshore wind this morning. Conditions will change through out the day with each tropical band that comes through

posted by  @ 7:14 AM

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


No waves on the beach...yet

No waves yet. Probably be mid-morning to early afternoon before the swell hits the beach. Middle Gulf and SPI buoy are 5 ft. Forecast is for 8+ foot seas today through tomorrow with potential for Tropical Storm conditions. Keep an eye on National Hurricane Center.

posted by  @ 6:27 AM

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Evening Update

Buoys are building in the middle of the Gulf. Hopefully swell here by morning but looks like it may be afternoon.

posted by  @ 5:46 PM

Swell on the Way

No waves yet this morning but 20o mile buoy is starting to show swell. Forecast models show 6 foot+ swell hitting late tonight. Might have a little bit of surf late this evening.

posted by  @ 7:46 AM

Monday, August 13, 2007


50 Mile Buoy: 0.0 ft

Cannot be any flatter than it is today. Wave models say all that is going to change. Forecast is for tropical wave to bring some surf starting late tonight through Thursday. Will see what happens...

posted by  @ 7:10 AM

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Hot and Flat

Not much more to say... No waves but alot of sun. Maybe something from the tropics late in the week.

posted by  @ 7:55 AM

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Hot and Flat

No surf, like a lake. Surf fishing is going off. Good day to find some relief from the heat on the beach.

posted by  @ 7:57 AM

Thursday, August 9, 2007


No Waves

Summer flat spell is on us. Still no surf today.

posted by  @ 8:10 AM

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


About the same

Running knee high maybe a little bigger.

posted by  @ 7:40 AM

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Knee High

Still small, knee high at best. Buoys are up to three feet so maybe the wind can bring up the surf

posted by  @ 7:14 AM

Monday, August 6, 2007


Knee High

Knee high wind wave on the inside. If you are desperate for surf then there is a little.

posted by  @ 6:39 AM

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Picked up a little

Surf is running about knee high. Might get bigger this afternoon if southwind blows on it some more.

posted by  @ 7:18 AM

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Surf is Flat

No waves today. Potential for waves from tropical activity by late next week.

posted by  @ 6:37 AM

Friday, August 3, 2007


Still no surf

Summer flat doldrums have set in. Keep an eye on the Gulf... Maybe some surf by mid-late next week...

posted by  @ 8:21 AM

Thursday, August 2, 2007


No Waves

Flat today no change from yesterday.

posted by  @ 8:25 AM

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Flat still

A weak knee high at best. Forecast models not showing any surf for the few days.

posted by  @ 7:29 AM

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