Texas, South Padre Island dans United States of America

Conditions du spot

  • Type de plan d'eau: océan
  • Conditions du plan d'eau: plat & ondes
  • La plage: sable
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  • Famille
  • Vie nocturne
  • Attractions touristiques

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General Info:
The location and the Village

Texas is the second-largest U.S. state in both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. Located in the South Central United States, Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 24.6 million residents click for larger version

South Padre Island is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,422 at the 2000 census. The town is located on South Padre Island, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast accessible via a causeway from the town of Port Isabel. click for larger version


The seasons and Hotel info

There is wind all year round on South Padre Island. There is plenty of accommodation for all kind of budget. An avarage hotel will cost you $30-250. click for larger version


Possibilities besides kiting

Besides kiting you can do all kind of other things like:
-Enjoy the beach/swimming/surfing/boogie boarding
-Shopping/try out restaurants
-Bird and nature watching/dolphins click for larger version

-Fishing
-Snorkeling/diving
-Horseback riding on the beach
-Parasailing click for larger version

-Visit the zoo, the lighthouse, museums etc.
-Enjoy the party's click for larger version


Climate

South Padre Island experiences a humid subtropical climate, similar to that of the Tampa Bay Area of Florida but with less precipitation and slightly higher summer maximum temperatures. The average high in January is 19°C (67°F) and the average low is 11°C (52°F). The average high in July is 35°C (95°F), and the average low is 25°C (77°F). The warm season is long, as average high temperatures are 32-37°C (90-99°F), and average low temperatures typically around 25°C (77°F).


Spot conditions:
The beach

The sandy beach is big enough for a save launch. Watch out for the shells. click for larger version



The water conditions


You can kite on the ocean or on the lagoon. The laguna madre is miles and miles of waist to neck deep water. On the ocean you can enjoy the nice waves that hit the Gulf of Mexico. The avarage water temperature is 18-23°C. click for larger version


The wind conditions


The thermal wind blows all year round from the southeast. June and july are the best month of the year. click for larger version



Facilities


There are some kiteboarding schools on South Padre Island. Some have their own rescue boats. click for larger version


Downwinder and trip possibilites


You can practise you tricks or learn the basics on the Laguna Madre. In the Gulf of Mexico are plenty of endless downwinder opportunities, just take a taxi back. click for larger version


Travel info


You can fly on three aiports:
-Bwonsville (30 min)
-Harlingen (45 min)
-McAllen (90 min) click for larger version


Links


Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Padre_Island,_Texas


Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhL8LF6CTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGXdy9pxWY


Schools:
http://www.southpadreislandkiteboarding.com

http://www.airpadrekiteboarding.com

http://www.surfsouthpadre.com/kiteboarding.htm


Info:
http://www.sopadre.com/

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