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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

We're there! Daily island-wide beach flag color and beach advisory status updates, with safety information for Galveston Island and the broader Coastal Texas Community. Check out information on programs of and partnerships with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

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Updates, Events, and Information
Lauren Hollaway

Lauren Hollaway In 1997, six year old Lauren Hollaway started swimming for the Galveston Island Swim ...

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1900 Storm

1900 Storm By the time 1900 rolled around, Galveston was the undisputed cultural and recreational center ...

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Surfing Mecca

Surfing Mecca Part of the surfing tradition is the mandatory pilgrimage to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii ...

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Winter Is Here

Winter Is Here Water temperature in the 50’s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers ...

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Aloha Doc

Aloha Doc As a wide eyed 16 year old surfer, I made my first pilgrimage to ...

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Low Profile

Low Profile One of the most interesting of our 111 guards is Jeff Lewis, who has ...

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Frat Story

Frat Story The freshman sat in his dorm room on the bed as the 3 older ...

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Sand Projects

Sand Projects For those of us who went through Hurricane Ike and were part of the ...

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Why They Come

Why They Come Early Saturday morning I took my daughter, Kai, to the D’Feet Breast Cancer run ...

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Surf Story

Surf Story The 10 year old boy lay on his battered surfboard on the west side ...

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Colombo

Colombo I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our ...

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Fall and G-Bay

Fall and G-Bay You can feel summer slipping away. It’s not just the cooler temperatures and the ...

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The System

The System There’s been quite a bit of talk lately about the relationship between the city ...

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Tri Swim Tips

Tri Swim Tips This Sunday the 21st is the big triathlon day at Moody Gardens. The Lone ...

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Clear Water

Clear Water The orange ball of the sun balanced on the horizon line, mirrored in the ...

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