|City of Corpus Christi|
|Nickname: Sparkling City by the Sea|
Location in the state of Texas
|Counties||Nueces, San Patricio|
|- Mayor||Henry Garrett|
|- City||460. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. List of Texas county name etymologies|List of Texas county seat name etymologies The state of Texas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U Nueces County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2000 the population was 313645 San Patricio County is a County located in the US state of Texas. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Henry Garrett is the current Mayor of Corpus Christi Texas. He was elected April 2 2005 with over 70% of the vote for a 2 year term Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 2 sq mi (1,192. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²)|
|- Land||154. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 6 sq mi (400. 5 km²)|
|- Water||305. 6 sq mi (791. 5 km²)|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|- Density||1,794. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2/sq mi (692. 7/km²)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||78410, 78412, 78414, 78415,78411|
|GNIS feature ID||1333380|
|Website: Corpus Christi Official Website|
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South East region of Texas and is host to the county seat of Nueces County. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks   This map now clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that area code Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Nueces County is a County located in the US state of Texas. As of 2000 the population was 313645 In 2000, its population was 277,454; In 2006 the US Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 285,175, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. It is the principal city of the three-county Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area. The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in South Texas that covers three counties - Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio The Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area is made up of five counties in South Texas. The translation from Latin of the city's name is Body of Christ, given to the settlement by the Spanish, in honor of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist). Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The Blessed Sacrament, or the Body and Blood of Christ, is a devotional name used in the Roman Catholic Church, Old Catholic and Anglican The Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or Lord's Supper and other names is a Christian Sacrament by which in a common interpretation those The city has been nicknamed The Sparkling City by the Sea, particularly in literature promoting tourism.
The city is home to the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, also known as Truax Field, is a naval base located six miles (10 km) southeast of the Central business district Corpus Christi International Airport is a city-owned public-use Airport located five Nautical miles (9 km) west of the Central business district
Corpus Christi is located at (27. 742857, -97. 401927).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 460. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (1,192. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²), of which 154. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 square miles (400. 5 km²) of it is land and 305. 6 square miles (791. 5 km²) of it (66. 40%) is water. Drinking water for the city is supplied by two reservoirs, Lake Corpus Christi and the Choke Canyon Reservoir. Lake Corpus Christi is a Reservoir in coastal southern Texas. Choke Canyon Reservoir is a reservoir in southern Texas, USA. Through an effective regional partnership with the Nueces River Authority and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, a 101-mile pipeline was built which transports water from Lake Texana to the city's O. The Nueces River is a river in the US state of Texas, approximately 315 mi (507 km long Lake Texana is a Reservoir on the Navidad River, 8 miles (13 km east of Edna, in Jackson County, Texas. N. Steven's Water Treatment Plant. It was named the Mary Rhodes Pipeline, named after the late Mayor Mary Rhodes. All reservoirs are outside the city limits, but are managed directly by public utility of the City of Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi has a climate, enjoying similar temperatures to those of other Gulf Coast regions, but lower precipitation as it is located in a semiarid region. The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. A Semi-arid climate or steppe climate generally describes climatic regions that receive low annual Rainfall (250-500 mm or 10-20 in Average high temperatures in the summer months exceed 90°F (32°C), while average nighttime winter lows in January, the coldest month, are a little less than 50°F (10°C). Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736 a German Physicist who proposed it in 1724 The Celsius Temperature scale was previously known as the centigrade scale. The city's largest recorded snowstorm was 4. 4 inches (11 cm) in December 2004. The city's record high temperature is 109°F (43°C), on September 5, 2000, while its record low is 13°F (-12°C). Corpus Christi is also incredibly windy.
|Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures|
|Rec High °F||91||98||102||102||103||106||104||104||109||98||98||91|
|Norm High °F||66||69. 7||75. 8||80. 7||85. 6||90. 2||93. 2||93. 4||89. 9||83. 6||74. 9||68|
|Norm Low °F||46. 2||49. 3||56. 2||62. 3||69. 5||73. 5||74. 4||74. 5||71. 6||64||55. 4||48. 1|
|Rec Low °F||14||18||24||33||47||58||64||64||50||28||28||13|
|Precip (in)||1. 62||1. 84||1. 74||2. 05||3. 48||3. 53||2||3. 54||5. 03||3. 94||1. 74||1. 75|
|Source: USTravelWeather. com |
Corpus Christi is a mainly warm, tropical town.
As of the census of 2007 estimate, there were 301,454 people, 106,791 households, and 73,437 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,794. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2 people per square mile (692. 7/km²). There were 117,831 housing units at an average density of 697. 3 per square mile (269. 2/km²). Estimated population in July 2005: 283,474 (+2. 2% change). In 2000, the racial makeup of the city was 38. 5% White Non-Hispanic, 4. 47% African American, 2. 67% from other races, and Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54. 33% of the population.
There were 106,791 households out of which 36. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50. 9% were married couples living together, 15. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 7% were non-families. 23. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 75 and the average family size was 3. 27.
In the city the population was spread out with 28. 1% under the age of 18, 10. 6% from 18 to 24, 29. 2% from 25 to 44, 21. 0% from 45 to 64, and 11. 1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,414, and the median income for a family was $41,672. Males had a median income of $31,863 versus $22,616 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,419. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 14. 1% of families and 17. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 9% of those under age 18 and 15. 5% of those age 65 or over.
Various sections of Corpus Christi maintain distinct senses of identity and community from the city proper, especially the Calallen and Flour Bluff areas, and, less prominently, Clarkwood and Annaville. Flour Bluff is a specified area of the city of Corpus Christi Texas. These areas are sometimes mistakenly believed to be separate municipalities.
The city has many demographic groups, ethnicities and sub-cultures, each giving it a distinct flavor: the defense bases and the people who work there; the large Hispanic community; the oil related professionals and workers; the cowboy culture; and the surfers.
In the January-February 2005 issue of Men's Health rated the intelligence of people living in the 101 most populated cities in America. Corpus Christi came in second last, losing the title of "dumberer" to Fort Wayne, Ind.  But the magazine's continuing initiative to rate cities in a wide variety of categories proved ignorance is bliss because Corpus Christi was rated two months later as fourth happiest in the country.
The city is home to a number of popular destinations for both tourists and residents. One Shoreline Plaza in Corpus Christi Texas overlooks Corpus Christi Bay and consists of 2 skyscrapers, north and south south being the tallest In the southeast part of the city, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision, is the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge, on the western shore of Oso Bay. The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is located in Corpus Christi Texas, in the southeast part of the city near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision The nearby Pharaohs golf course also serves as a haven for coastal and migratory birds. Some of the most visited attractions are on North Beach, where the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are located. The Texas State Aquarium is a nonprofit Aquarium located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Service history (World War II After Caribbean shakedown and yard work at Boston, Lexington sailed for Pacific action via the The USS Lexington was also part of the set for the 2000 film Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is a 2001 War film directed by Michael Bay. It features a large Ensemble cast, including Ben Affleck, Nearby is Corpus Christi's museum district. Located there are the Museum of Asian Cultures, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the South Texas Institute for the Arts, and the Harbor Playhouse theatre, one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the State. Heritage Park is also in the museum district, where a number of older restored houses can be found. The downtown area, of which the museum district is a part, is home to skyscrapers such as One Shoreline Plaza, companies, various shops, a very popular center of marinas, and Mirador de la Flor. One Shoreline Plaza in Corpus Christi Texas overlooks Corpus Christi Bay and consists of 2 skyscrapers, north and south south being the tallest Mirador de la Flor is a tourist attraction in Corpus Christi Texas that was unveiled in 1997 to honor Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Tejano Singer Downtown also is home of the Texas Surf Museum, which explores the history of surfing and focuses on surf culture along Texas' 367-mile coast, as well as K Space Contemporary,a non-profit art organization dedicated to promoting and presenting local, regional and national contemporary art. Also in the city is the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center which hosts gardening programs from time to time. The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (180 acres are nonprofit Botanical gardens and a nature center located at 8545 South Staples Corpus Christi Texas
Directly east of Corpus Christi are Padre Island and Mustang Island, home to various municipal, state, and national parks, most notably Padre Island National Seashore. Padre Island (the world's longest Barrier island) is part of the U Mustang Island is a Barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas in the United States. Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS is a National Seashore located on Padre Island off the coast of South Texas. The city is also near King Ranch, one of the world's largest ranches, upon which the movie Giant was based. King Ranch, located in south Texas between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, is one of the world's largest ranches (larger than Rhode Island Giant is a 1956 Drama film and was directed by George Stevens.
Yearly the city also celebrates the Buccaneer Days Carnival, which is typically held downtown. South Padre Island Drive (locally abbreviated as "S. P. I. D. ", with the letters pronounced individually), is the city's main retail corridor, with two shopping malls, Sunrise Mall, Padre Staples Mall, and the soon to come Crosstown Commons, which will be the largest of them all and is expected to have many more major retailers and attendance. Sunrise Mall is an enclosed Shopping mall in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Also, a number of other large shopping centers, small strip centers, and restaurants can be found throughout the city.
The city is accessed by two major bridges, the Harbor Bridge and the John F. The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is a harbor bridge located in Corpus Christi Texas which transports about 6000 vehicles per day Kennedy Causeway. Both bridges are maintained by the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation.
The Corpus Christi economy is vibrant and diversified with good growth potential With the majority of the population employed in the Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Government sectors, Corpus Christi enjoys a low unemployment rate of 4. 0% (May 2007). The Port of Corpus Christi, which is the sixth largest US port and deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico, handles mostly oil and agricultural products. Much of the local economy is driven by tourism and the oil & petrochemicals industry.
Corpus Christi is home to two installations of the United States military, the Corpus Christi Army Depot and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, also known as Truax Field, is a naval base located six miles (10 km) southeast of the Central business district Combined, these installations provide 6,200 civilian jobs to the local economy, making them the single largest employer in the city. Corpus Christi Army Depot, located on NAS Corpus Christi, is the largest helicopter repair facility in the world. 
Corpus Christi is the headquarters of Whataburger, a fast food restaurant operator and franchisor with 650 stores in ten states and Mexico. Whataburger is a privately held, regional Fast food restaurant specializing in Hamburgers The company established by Harmon Dobson opened Other large employers include the Corpus Christi Independent School District with 5,355 local employees, Spohn Health System at 4,500, Stripes Convenience Stores at 2,500, and the H. E. B. Grocery Company at 2,200. 
Corpus Christi became the first major city to offer city wide free Wi-Fi, in order to allow remote meter reading after a meter reader was attacked by a dog. Wi-Fi (ˈwaɪfaɪ is the trade name for the popular wireless technology used In 2007 the network was purchased by Earthlink for $5. 5 million, and stopped being a free service on May 31, 2007. 
Corpus Christi is served by Corpus Christi International Airport (connections through Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth) and Interstate 37. Corpus Christi International Airport is a city-owned public-use Airport located five Nautical miles (9 km) west of the Central business district Corpus Christi International Airport is a city-owned public-use Airport located five Nautical miles (9 km) west of the Central business district Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. Interstate 37 (I-37 is a intrastate Interstate Highway located within the U Through the nearby U.S. Highway 77 the city is connected to Brownsville and Victoria. US Route 77 is a north-south United States highway. It is unsigned in and around Dallas Texas. Brownsville is a city in and the County seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States. Victoria is a city in and the County seat of Victoria County, Texas, United States. The inner city public transportation is provided by Corpus Christi Transportation Authority with its 28 bus routes. Corpus Christi once had a streetcar system functioning from 1910 to 1931 and a railway station (passenger service ended in 1965). A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Despite the convenience of a large harbor, the city does not have a passenger port.
The city is home to the Corpus Christi Rayz of the Central Hockey League, Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League who are the defending champions of the Texas League, and the Double A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Central Hockey League (CHL is a mid-level Professional hockey league owned by Global Entertainment Corporation. The Corpus Christi Hooks are a Minor league baseball team that plays in the Texas League as the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros The Texas League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. The Hooks hosted the 2007 Texas League All Star Game. Beginning in 2008, the area will be home to a second baseball team, the Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs, a team in the Continental Baseball League . The Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs are a professional baseball team based in the Corpus Christi suburb of Robstown Texas, in the United States. The Continental Baseball League, based in Addison Texas, is a professional independent baseball organization located in the U The city also supports the Corpus Christi Sharks of arenafootball2. The Corpus Christi Sharks are a 2007 expansion member of the Af2. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football League 's Minor league, which started play in 2000. The Corpus Christi metropolitan area is also home of the Corpus Christi Hammerheads of the Intense Football League. The Corpus Christi Hammerheads are a professional Indoor football team from the Corpus Christi Suburb of Robstown Texas. The Intense Football League was a professional Indoor football league that initially began operations in 2004. As one of Corpus' best held secrets, sailing races are held weekly off of downtown's T-heads every Wednesday, where spectators can watch beautiful vessels flying their spinnakers during sunset. The Corpus Christi Rugby Football Club is a member of the Texas Rugby Union, an affiliate of the Western Rugby Union, as well as the United States Rugby Football Union. Corpus Christi Rugby Football Club (CCRFC is a member of the Texas Rugby Union an affiliate of the Western Rugby Union as well as USA Rugby. They are active members of the Corpus Christi community and have several community outreach programs including events and donations. The CCRFC, in its first incarnation, came into being in 1973 as the Corpus Christi Islanders. That year, the first Texas Rugby Union Championships was held in the Sparkling City by the Bay and rugby was underway in the Coastal Bend. A few years later, the team came together and decided that a name change was in order. In proper respect for the game and all pomp and circumstance, the team met together in a park for an "official" team meeting, drank copious amounts of barley pop and decided on the name, The Corpus Christi Crabs. It is common knowledge that Sealice was narrowly defeated. Their warcry, in keeping with the spirit of the game, is 'On 'em like the Crabs!'. The CCRFC has always been a competitive, social rugby team who is willing to host any rugby side throughout the world, so long as there is a decent social afterward.
The Corpus Christi Rugby Football Club also hosts "7s By The Sea" every July. 7s By The Sea is a rugby 7s beach tournament that attracts players and clubs from throughout Texas and the world. It is played with regular rugby 7s laws, barefoot, and due to no goal posts on the beach, without kicking for points. It is tradition for the rugby to cost money, but the beer to be free at 7s By The Sea.
Corpus Christi is home to several institutions of higher learning: Del Mar College , Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (formerly known by the following four names: Corpus Christi State University (CCSU), Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, and University of Corpus Christi, but now a component of the Texas A&M University System), Our Lady of Corpus Christi, a private, Roman Catholic university, a branch of the Coastal Bend College education program, and numerous vocational schools including Southern Careers Institute, Career Centers of Texas- Corpus Christi, and Vogue Cosmetology School. Del Mar College ( DMC) is a Community college in Corpus Christi Texas, founded in 1935 Texas A&M University&ndashCorpus Christi, or Texas A&M&ndashCorpus Christi or often TAMU&ndashCC, or A&M-Corpus Christi, or A&M-CC, is a state Texas A&M University–Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I University) is a U The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Corpus Christi is also home to the South Texas School of Christian Studies located on Ward Island alongside Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The school serves as an extension campus on the undergraduate level for Howard Payne University and on the graduate level for Logsdon Seminary of Hardin-Simmons University. Howard Payne University is a four-year private university located in Brownwood Texas. Hardin-Simmons University (or HSU) is a private Baptist university located in Abilene Texas.
Del Mar College is a local community college begun in the 1940s at a location behind Wynn Seale Jr. H. S. The main campus began with the administration building which was constructed after World War II on Del Mar. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The college grew to encompass a good portion of a residential addition called Southmoreland built from the Bohemian farm lands in the late 1930s. Del Mar now includes a West campus located in area of Corpus Christi that once was Cliff Maus Airport.
Five school districts provide primary and secondary education for area residents: Corpus Christi Independent School District, Calallen ISD, Flour Bluff ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD, and West Oso ISD. Corpus Christi Independent School District is a School district based in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Calallen Independent School District is a school district located on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, Texas ( USA) in northern Nueces County. Flour Bluff Independent School District is a public School district based in Corpus Christi, Texas ( USA) Tuloso-Midway Independent School District is a public School district in Nueces County, Texas ( USA) West Oso Independent School District is a public School district in Nueces County, Texas ( USA) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi provides the primary and secondary education for Catholic schools. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi ( Latin: Dioecesis Corporis Christi) is a Roman Catholic Diocese in Texas. This article is about Catholic schools in general for specific schools named Catholic High School, see Catholic High School (disambiguation.
With the city being next to Corpus Christi Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and Laguna Madre, it has turned into a booming economy for fishing guides, bait merchants, fishing supply retailers, watercraft retailers, and even research of marine biology. The Corpus Christi Bay is located in the southern Texas Coastal Bend, in a Semi-arid region The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world The Laguna Madre is the name of two long shallow bays along the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States and Mexico Marine biology is the scientific study of living Organisms in the Ocean or other marine or Brackish bodies of water Shark attacks are typically limited to the South Padre Island area.
In the past few years kayak fishing has become popular alternative to fishing from motor boats.
Because of the abundance of fish, waterfowl hunting has become popular in the region. Duck, geese, coot, and teal are just some of the many birds hunted for on the water. For duck as a food see Duck (food; for other meanings see Duck (disambiguation. Goose (plural geese) is the English name for a considerable number of Birds belonging to the family Anatidae. Coots, are medium-sized water birds which are members of the rail family Rallidae. Tasman Empire Airways Limited ( TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. There is also a huge interest in white-winged dove and mourning dove in these areas, but most of the birds are hunted on private leases. The White-winged Dove ( Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean For the Native American author of the same name see Mourning Dove (author The Mourning Dove ( Zenaida macroura) is a member of the
The city has one of the highest average wind speeds of coastal cities in North America  Combined with the Bay Front area along Ocean Drive, this makes Corpus Christi one of the premiere destinations for wind sports such as kite boarding, wind surfing, and kite flying. Wind speed is the Speed of Wind, the movement of air or other gases in an atmosphere Kite landboarding also known as Kiteboarding or Land kiteboarding or flyboarding is based on the ever-growing sport of Kitesurfing, where a rider on a surf-style board is pulled Windsurfing is a surface water sport using a windsurf board also commonly called a sailboard usually two to five meters long and powered by a single sail A kite is a flying tethered object that depends upon the tension of a tethering system The city is also well known for having one of the best bays in the country for sailing.
The Corpus Christi Skatepark is the highly anticipated attraction which opened on February 17, 2007. It is located in Cole Park on the shoreline of the Corpus Christi Bay near downtown. It is free and open to the public from dawn until 10PM. The 12,000 square foot concrete park includes a skating bowl, and a street course with stairs, railings and flat surfaces.