2015 will be remembered as an unusual year. But probably not for long as unusual seems to be the new normal. There were no tropical storms. There were very few severe thunderstorms. What there was, a lot of water, rain, rain and more rain. And unfortunately the Fall brought us a month of the dreaded "Red Tide".
The Summer was very kind at the North Flats. We enjoyed low tides, warm water temps, occasionally of epic winds and cold beers under the shady palapa. There were occasional bbq's and bonfires of epic proportion.
A new addition to the flats is foil kiteboarding. Foiling requires deep enough water to allow the foil a chance to lift the board out of the water. The North Flats gives a closer launch opportunity than locations further to the north. If you have not seen a foil board in action yet, you need to check it out.
South Padre Island Windsurfing/Kiteboarding encourages all our members to promote our sport and bring as many new people on "board" as you can.
Plan to attend the 2016 South Padre Island Windsurfing/Kiteboarding Spring Dinner. The event will be held at Louies Backyard on April 28th at 7:00 pm and will feature Louies all you care to eat seafood buffet for only $20.
The event is an opportunity to have a wonderful meal with a beautiful view of the Laguna Madre. The reunion of so many great friends with the common interest in water sports is very special
The Island residents look forward to seeing all our great companions at this event. Please plan to attend.
Starting 9AM / 4/2/16 and continuing thru 5/7/16, at the south end of the Louie's parking lot at 9:00 am , get rid of your old stuff and help someone new get into the sport.
Decal and wristbands for 2016 are available as of November 1 2015. You may have more than one name on the registration form. Annual Pass per person will be $30, you will receive decal and a removable wristband, which should be worn at all times while at the North Flats. Monthly Pass per person will be $20, monthly passes will only be available on the Island, and you will receive a non-removable wristband (like you get at hospitals) and are non-transferable and must be worn while at the North Flats.
Passes are available at:
Air Padre Kiteboarding
5709 A Padre Blvd
Windsurf the Boatyard (Jibber)
At the flats
Sailboards South (Herman)
204 W Dolphin
Any questions regarding passes should be emailed to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with SPIW as the title.
Have fun and hope to see you soon.
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