I am officially moving to San Antonio, TX area in May. Probably going to live north of the city. Looking for any pointers on good paddling locations of all sorts (kayaking canoeing, whitewater, surfing, etc). Primarily focused on good surf spots on the coast and whitewater (Class II/III) since flat water spots are easy to find.
I like to I really like surfing and rough water paddling. Here I get lots of days with big winds and open water on the Chesapeake Bay which is great for surfing wind waves. I assume I won’t get much of that there and that most of my local/weekend paddling will be on mostly flat water like Canyon Lake which I assume stays flat, but maybe there is more wind down there than I think (here we commonly get 20+ knot winds in winter and fall).
Also really like surfing in a sea kayak / beach or inlets. I am spoiled here because I have an awesome inlet (Corson’s) within a couple of hours that produces fast current large standing waves in the 3-5 foot range when the conditions are right. Again….I doubt I will have that sort of thing down there, but it appears like Port O’Connor may offer some wave action.
Corpus Cristi area is not that far so we will probably do a lot of weekends down in that area near Mustang Island / Port Aransas.
I know I have “cast a wide net” with this post. Any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated!