Beachcam

20 Jun

The granite boulders are barnacle encrusted and urchin infested.

bring some type of flotation device to be used for rescue in case someone falls into the surf.

High tide will cause more powerful waves to break closer to shore and deeper water near shore..

Many people have been swept off the rocks and injured or swept out to sea in the strong rip next to the jetty while attempting to walk out the jetty during high surf.

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Eventually, the excess water starts to return seaward through low areas in the sandbar, "ripping" an opening.Plan your family vacation, South Padre Island beach wedding, or Spring Break to South Padre Island on Spadre.com! Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the surf. Undertow is a concern mostly for weak swimmers or the unfortunate non-swimmer. Even the best Olympic swimmers are not able to successfully swim toward shore in the strongest rip currents., especially in the vicinity of groins, jetties, and piers.There is a strong rip current located next to the jetty.This rip current is the strongest and most dangerous on the entire Texas coast, and on big days it can suck you out to the end of the jetty into the "pit" where the biggest waves will break, and likely wash you back onto the rocks.