Learn About 10 New Activities Your Family Can Try This Summer When Vacationing on South Padre Island, Texas
Looking for things to do this summer with family and friends while visiting South Padre Island, Texas? Air Padre has put together a list of ten new adventures to try out that will make your stay on SPI more exciting while not breaking the bank! Popular activities such as jet ski (wave runner) rentals and parasailing are a great time, but can be costly. If you are looking something more economical and that can be enjoyed by the whole party at the same time, then read on to learn more about these 10 things to do that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Rent stand up paddleboards (SUPs) with family and friends to see the Laguna Madre Bay in style. These over-sized surfboards are easy to stand up on and paddle around for all ages! PDF vests, paddles, and boards are all included in the rentals. Air Padre is equipped with over a dozen SUP’s of different shapes and sizes so we can accompany your whole group.
Rent a Kayak on SPI to have a more relaxed and easy going cruise in the Laguna Madre. Single, double, triple, surfing, glass-bottom, and fishing kayaks are all available to rent daily from 9am – 5pm at Air Padre. We can accommodate large and small groups of interested kayakers. Also, with a private boat dock and kayaks right next to the water, no transportation is necessary. Show up, grab a paddle and a life jacket, and your ready to go!
Rent a surfboard to go surfing! South Padre Island has the best waves in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Take advantage of our great surfing conditions by renting a surfboard and heading out to the break with your friends. We can give you tips on the best places to find good swell, which boards to use, and other local knowledge. Fun shapes, long boards, short boards, fish and other shapes in all sizes are available to rent 7 days/ week.
Rent skimboards for the kids to use in the Gulf of Mexico. Skimboards are a fun and easy way to enjoy the shore-break waves in South Padre Island. No need for paddling, or worrying about your kids going out into the deep water. Skimboarding is done in the shallow water where the water meets the shoreline. Let your kids burn off some energy running back and forth on the sand and sliding with ease! You will be amazed at how quickly they pick it up.
Rent boogie boards (bodyboards) to ride the surf! Boogie boards make riding waves in the Gulf easy for the whole family. You don’t have to go out very far to find some perfect bodyboard waves. Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone who’s riding the wave, boogie-boarding is one of the easiest yet fun beach past times. Board rentals with leashes are available.
Rent a kiteboard if you already know how to ride. Kiteboarding on South Padre Island is world-class. To rent a kiteboard you must be able to ride and have taken previous kiteboarding lessons however. Air Padre has a huge fleet of rental boards for all sizes and ability levels. If you already know how to kiteboard, and just looking to try some interesting new boards then swing on by!
Want to learn how to kiteboard? South Padre Island is one of 3 top locations in the United States to learn. Warm water, consistent winds, shallow depths, and many other factors make it great. Air Padre Kiteboarding has been teaching students to successfully and safely ride since 2003 on SPI. Certified instructors, boat support, and radio helmets set us apart from other schools.
Learn how to wakeboard while visiting SPI. Air Padre is equipped with several ski boats and experienced instructors capable of teaching you how to wakeboard in the Laguna Madre. Rent time by the hour to either practice your already existing skills or get quality tips through the water-proof radio helmet from the coach. Ride-along by family members are also welcome, and split the time for wakeboarders for a better price per person.
Learn how to surf in just one afternoon! Surfing in South Padre Island offers up a lot of potential. Group or private lessons allow for everyone to get their own board and time in the water. We will show you the basics of balancing, standing, paddling, surfing, and safety on the lessons. All equipment is provided in the lesson. If you have small children interested, we also offer life jackets and shallow water lessons to get them the feel of riding waves.
10. Learn How to SUP
Take stand up paddleboarding lessons. SUP lessons will effectively teach you the basics of paddleboarding in the flat water. the skills you develop on this lesson will allow you to practice SUP on lakes, ponds, Lagoons, and other flat water spots. From tips on balancing, paddling strokes, and positioning we will get you up and riding in the first lesson.
Where to find all of these activities on South Padre Island?
Air Padre offers these 10 things to do on South Padre Island, Texas. We are happy to teach and rent you an assortment of water sports equipment during your stay. We are located on SPI about 3.2 miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway on the west side of Padre Blvd. You can contact us at 956-299-9463 to ask any relevant questions.
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