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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
Water and Magic

Water and Magic I was at Moody Gardens with my daughter’s school the other day and I ...

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Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!! There are still spots available to help us plant dunes on ...

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Puerto Rican Beach Story

Puerto Rican Beach Story Wispy clouds scudded across blue Puerto Rican sky as the woman entered the water ...

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Dobbins

Dobbins The older guard pointed to the west side of the 47th street groin as ...

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Rescue Theory

Rescue Theory A swimmer’s head sits low in the water and his arms flap out to ...

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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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