POSTED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:53am
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — "It's spring break!"
Texas Week is officially underway on South Padre Island and spring breakers are taking advantage despite a couple setbacks this year.
One thing in particular seems to be keeping crowds from completely taking over the island like in years past. The less-than-ideal weather the Valley has been experiencing lately is likely the culprit.
"We've been here for two days and we stayed in the condo because I guess it's been raining all day and it's just too cold, so it's a different spring break this year," said spring breaker Dillon Gaffney. "You know, last year we were on the beach, this year we're in the condos."
"I think it's pretty lame," said spring breaker Fred Sosa. "The weather's been very bad."
"It's alright, I mean the weather's kind of not ideal, but we're enjoying it," said spring breaker Elijah Hirschman.
But the overcast weather didn't put a damper on everyone's day, especially the out-of-towners.
Even though it might feel a little chilly to us in the Valley, travelers from all over the country are still enjoying their spring break.
"-And where are you from?
-College Station," said spring breakers Darius Tanner and JT Oby.
"This is my first time out, I'm from North Dakota so it's nice and warm here for me," said spring breaker Davis Vercher.
"I am lovin' it," said Tanner. "The weather's good. It's just fun. Havin' a great time. Just gettin' ready to turn up!"
And while some people are all ready to get the party started, others were left wondering how to handle the big change that was made in one major spring break hot spot.
"They took Coca Cola Beach away," said Sosa.
"Last year we went to Coca Cola Beach...this year we don't know what to do," said Gaffney.
But for people that are still looking to have a good time on the island, that just means being more creative.
"We're not gonna stop just because something is closing down," said Tanner. We're gonna keep going up."
"I'm sure it could be more fun if it was like sunny and stuff, but it's only as fun as what you make of it," said spring breaker Lauren Hamaker.
Reporting from South Padre Island, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.