A black and white photo of large waves crashing against a long pier

Photo by Olga Melhiser

Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas is one of many vacation destinations along the 367 miles of our state’s coastline. Though better known as a fishing location, it’s also a popular spot for all levels of surfers, according to Morgan Faulkner, director of Texas Surf Camps in Port A. “The T-head at the end of the pier is for advanced surfers who have experience in busy lineups, while the inside break on either side is great for beginner and intermediate surfers,” he says. In March, expect water temperatures to hover around 65 degrees. For families heading to the area for spring break, Texas Surf Camps offers lessons for kids 6 and up. “It’s a lot of fun, and they learn about the ocean and build confidence in themselves,” Faulkner says.

From the March 2024 issue

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