South Padre Island Open Water Festival * Nov 4-5, 2017

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Open Water Planet returns to South Padre Island, the Sandcastle Capital of the World, the first weekend in November this fall.   Press pause on winter's arrival 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 2017! 

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  

                  Host City Sponsor

                  Host City Sponsor

  Open Water Safety Education Partner

  Open Water Safety Education Partner

                   Host Resort Sponsor

                   Host Resort Sponsor

           Official OWP Changing Robe

           Official OWP Changing Robe

            Official OWP Indoor Trainer

            Official OWP Indoor Trainer

**  This is based on information from 2014 study  and continual monitoring by the EPA,  View updated water samples info