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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
C-Sick Rescues

C-Sick Rescues Brian Jarvis, of C-Sick Surfing, and his crew of surf instructors are a fixture ...

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Monofilament

Monofilament A network of agencies, including the Beach Patrol, deal with a number of environmental ...

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National Championship

National Championship The early morning light glimmered across the water, bathing the line of figures in ...

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Ellie Cherryholmes

Ellie Cherryholmes One of the things that's such a privilege about my job is getting to ...

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Naked Lady

Naked Lady The heat was kicking in as late afternoon settled over the beach. Tempers were ...

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SHARKMANIA

SHARKMANIA Ahhhhhh..... SHARKMANIA! With the sensationalism of the shark attacks on the Carolina coast it seems ...

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Beach Tips

Beach Tips I've noticed that many websites have a "helpful tips", or a "frequently asked questions". ...

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The 4th

The 4th Summer is flying by. There have been so many people on the beach that ...

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Canine Rescue

Canine Rescue Supervisor/Officer Joe Cerdas was on his way to work early the other day in ...

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BBQ and Recognition

BBQ and Recognition It's been a rough summer. The guards have performed under all kinds of adverse ...

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Sandbars

Sandbars I got an interesting call from a local woman who told me to write ...

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GC Speech

GC Speech Galveston Police Department Chief Henry Porretto and I both sit on the advisory board ...

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What If

What If In this line of work saying "What If?" can be dangerous. Would this bad ...

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Ready for Memorial

Ready for Memorial It’s hard to believe that we’re already to Memorial Weekend! With all the strange ...

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Beaches and Risk

Beaches and Risk Years back I climbed up the pyramids in Tical, Guatamala. It was really steep ...

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