SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The party never seems to stop on the Island.
Even as summer is winding to an end (fall officially begins Sept. 22), there is still plenty happening.
Looking forward, the Island is going into fall with a full swing of open water events to go alongside its full list of family fun and thrill seeking activities that range from miniature golf to skydiving.
“Our summer was better than last year, and it’s not over yet,” said Clayton Brashear, Clayton’s Beach bar owner.
He said this summer was better than expected and there is going to be a lot going on heading into Spring Break.
And he isn’t kidding. There are fishing tournaments slated through winter.
And there are sports competitions ranging from a marathon to an Open Water Swimming Festival in November.
“We have a big Labor Day coming up and Sand Castle Days coming up in October,” Brashear said.
He said he is already planning for Spring Break.
“We got to keep moving ahead,” Brashear said.
“A lot of people came out to the Island this summer,” Brashear said. “We had great weather.”
He said people came from Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.
“It’s a beautiful beach and beautiful weather, I say come on down,” Brashear said.
Events and activities to look forward to at South Padre Island after summer
– SPI Wahoo Classic, Sept. 15 – 17, at Jim’s Pier, 211 W. Swordfish St., South Padre Island
– Fiesta de la Tortuga, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Schlitterbahn Resort, 100 Padre Blvd.
– Valley Haven Inc. 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament, Sept. 22, at 2305 Laguna Blvd.
– Sand Castle Days, Oct. 5-8, at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd.
– South Padre Triathlon, Oct. 8, at 5801 Padre Blvd.
– Open Water Festival, Nov. 4 – 5, Pier 19, 1 Padre Boulevard
– Raul Alcala Challenge, Nov. 4 at 8 .am.
– South Padre Island Marathon, Nov. 10 at 5:30 a.m., Expo and Packet Pick Up Location: Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, 100 Padre Blvd., South