Horace Caldwell Pier Spot Guide

About Horace Caldwell Pier

Located in Port Aransas, Horace Caldwell Pier provides consistent pier bowls on either side. Waves are usually softer than what you can find farther south.

Source: Horace Caldwell Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Relatively positive. Be cool and keep it that way.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Dense lineup at the best peaks when there is swell, spread out the farther from the pier you get.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Best longboard wave in the state on its days.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

The rip by the pier makes it easy to get out, but expect to paddle against the current to stay in position.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Relatively clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Unskilled surfers in line-up.

Access

Easy, free parking at the pier.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Late summer/fall; late winter to mid-spring

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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