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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
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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End of Summer

End of Summer “Good Morning. Ma’am, do you mind hopping down out of our lifeguard tower?” “Why?” “The towers ...

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Labor Day Advisory

Labor Day Advisory With Labor Day upon us we’re expecting several hundred thousand people to be on ...

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Late Summer Safety

Late Summer Safety Late summer brings some real significant changes to the beachfront that can impact what ...

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South Padre Island Competition

South Padre Island Competition The drive to South Padre is long. After 5 hours or so we pulled ...

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Drowning Prevention for the City of Galveston

Drowning Prevention for the City of Galveston   For a downloadable version of the brochure, click here.

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Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson Ben Carlson, a 32 year old lifeguard from Newport Beach went out on a ...

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Community Pool

Community Pool We don’t see a lot of children drown on the beach like you do ...

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4th of July Tips

4th of July Tips If you’re like several hundred thousand others, you’ll be heading to the beaches on ...

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BBQ Thank You

BBQ Thank You A light breeze cooled the crowd as dusk set in on the street outside ...

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