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Heading to Texas in May... thinking of adding trip to South Padre Island or Corpus Christi
Anyone ever kited at SPI? I'm heading down for a wedding in the beginning of May and thinking of extending the trip for a few days on one side of the weekend or the other to get some warm water kiting in... anyone have any suggestions for places to stay, easiest access, whether it's a good time of year there for winds?
Anyone know anything about Corpus Christi... just realized its closer to my ultimate destination.
I have an eye on this http://www.spikiteroundup.com/
I'd like to hear from someone who's been.
I have been plenty to SPI and I absolutly love this place. You traveling alone?
Get a rental, stop by wallmart on your way and get a cooler and a beach chair. A one way grill is a good option too...
You can sleep in you rental on the beach free of charge.
Motel 6 is dirt cheap and has fairly nice remodeled rooms. No Jacuzzi but you can sneak in the jacuzzi next door without issues.
Don't forget to get your beach sticker for the kite spot from the local kite store. Support the locals.
best breakfast in town:
Get the steak tips
Overall the best bang for the buck kite spot by far.
Sleep in the rent-a-car. Classy.
Corpus has good winds, no need to go the extra distance.
Rent a 4x4 and pay the small fee at the local kite stores to the association launch. They do a really nice job maintaining access and give you a passcode and sticker for the car. There are some bad spots and we have been stuck before so a "small" 4x4 suv type would be preferred like a jeep liberty..
it's worth it
no 4x4 necessary on SPI
Likely going to be there for a couple days, let me know if anyone else planning to go...could share a room possibly (already booked a hotel)..