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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
Beach Front Improvements

Beach Front Improvements As a teenager, when I had free time one of my favorite things to ...

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Tarzan of the Amazon

Tarzan of the Amazon In 1976, at the age of 28, Kapax swam the length of the Magdalena ...

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10th Anniversary of the Biggest Storm

10th Anniversary of the Biggest Storm I still remember how the water felt as I slogged down 16th street heading ...

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Water Safety

Water Safety This week has been a great example of why Galveston in the fall is ...

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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds If there’s one thing lifeguards hate on an offshore wind day is an emergency ...

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Highlights of 2017

Highlights of 2017 Every year when the season slows down we review our season to see how ...

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2017 Rescue Wrap Up

2017 Rescue Wrap Up There are still plenty of swimmers and an occasional person blown offshore when these ...

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Lifesaving and the Future of Drones

Lifesaving and the Future of Drones Drones are a hot topic right now in a lot of areas, but the ...

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Double High Tides

Double High Tides Last weekend was the final day for the seasonal lifeguards to work. This means ...

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Gulf Magic

Gulf Magic My friend David and I were 11 and 10 when we made skim boards. ...

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Beautiful and Fun Weekend Ahead

Beautiful and Fun Weekend Ahead We are now officially in the nicest time of the year in Galveston! Cooler ...

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Night Rescue

Night Rescue Supervisors Dain Buck and Thomas “TK” Mills made their way carefully through the dark ...

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Lightning

Lightning The lone lifeguard stood on Stewart Beach. The air was thick as a dark, ...

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Tech and Harvey

Tech and Harvey As Beach Patrol Supervisor Austin Kirwin navigated his jet ski to the side of ...

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Galveston Marine Response Group Assists with Harvey Rescues

Galveston Marine Response Group Assists with Harvey Rescues Michelle Gomez slid off of the rescue sled and into the water. She half ...

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