South Padre Island Open Water Festival * April 28-29, 2018
Open Water Planet returns to South Padre Island, the Sandcastle Capital of the World, in the spring of 2018. Shake off the spring chill and join us in sunny warm South Texas. One of the best kept secrets in Texas, SPI offers a host of activity options including kiteboarding, surfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, skydiving and the Schlitterbahn indoor waterpark to name a few. Throw in the most scenic sunrises and sunsets in the country and you will understand why we are so excited to return in 2018!
Challenge yourself to conquer the Laguna Madre
The South Padre Island Open Water Festival offers a variety of distance options, meaning we have a little something for everyone. A full weekend of activities allows you to enjoy everything that this amazing island has to offer, all while enjoying some of the cleanest water in the country! ****
Compete as an individual or put together a team. Bring the family or make it an amazing weekend for you and friends. Train hard and come ready to conquer, and celebrate your success.
"Hosting an event like this in South Padre Island is such a great opportunity to promote open water swimming and competitive swimming to a community that is very supportive to our sport. This is a city completely surrounded by water, swimming and water based sports in general, are a way of life for everyone in this area. We are excited to bring a unique event like this to South Padre Island." - Rowdy Gaines
Olympian, NBC Olympic Commentator, SPI OWF Master of Ceremonies