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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
Veracruz Training Wrap-up

Veracruz Training Wrap-up At 7:15 our little band stood in the lobby of the Hotel Louis rubbing ...

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Learnings in Veracruz

Learnings in Veracruz Greetings from Veracruz, Mexico! Our sister city is booming and everyone from the Mayor ...

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Veracruz Academy

Veracruz Academy 22 years ago Vic Maceo and I joined a group from Galveston who went ...

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Surf Spot

Surf Spot People who don't surf often have a misconception that there's not very good surf ...

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Praker

Praker Lifeguarding in the '80's was a different thing. Today, with a staff of almost 130, ...

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Dolphin Story

Dolphin Story I met a guy the other day who had an interesting story about a ...

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Lapse of Judgment

Lapse of Judgment My daughter Kai and I were perched at the top of the drop-off laughing ...

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar I wound my way through the 6 foot high coral heads looking at all ...

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Storm

Storm The weather last weekend was a good dry run for the emergency services. With ...

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Car In The Water

Car In The Water “Beach Patrol, car in the water 8 mile road bayside. Occupants possibly trapped inside”. A ...

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Early Run

Early Run The air had just a tinge of pre-dawn chill and the sun peeked over ...

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Sharkbite Reflections

Sharkbite Reflections If you somehow missed all the media coverage this week, a 13 year old ...

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Brian Kyle Letter

Brian Kyle Letter Brian Kyle, who is the Lead Meteorologist for our local weather office, wrote the ...

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Rolled G-Town

Rolled G-Town The large man crawled slowly out from under the bush where he'd been sheltering ...

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Thank You SSN Groups

Thank You SSN Groups Sometimes it seems like we all scurry about for most of our lives. The ...

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