West Marine Media Alert

Grand Opening of New Corpus Christi West Marine Store August 9-11, High Tech Marine Electronics Demos, Blockbuster Deals, Giveaways and More – Special Appearances by Captain Billie Kocian & Captain Mike Kocian, Fishing Guides & Professional Anglers with “Sport Fishing Texas”


West Marine’s brand new store in Corpus Christi will have its Grand Opening Celebration from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11. At 13,000 square feet, this is the largest West Marine store in the region and double the size of the previous Corpus Christi location.

Responding to the needs of the local sailing, boating and fishing community, this new West Marine store contains a huge selection of supplies, gear, apparel and accessories for your life on the water.

The new “Bait Shack” will carry a broad selection of fishing gear, specifically selected for the area. Plus, the store has a large selection of stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, footwear and casual and technical apparel. There is also an expanded assortment across most categories throughout the store. An engine parts counter, staffed by specialists, will be open 7 days a week. In addition, a huge selection of marine electronics will also be on display to touch and test.

Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday & Saturday and at 9 a.m. on Sunday with the festivities continuing all weekend.

Family-friendly activities include:

  • Special Appearance by Captain Mike Kocian from Sport Fishing Texas on Saturday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Meet Captain Billie Kocian from Sport Fishing Texas on Sunday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • High Tech Electronics Demonstrations with Raymarine, Garmin, and Lowrance
  • TowBoatU.S. Captain On Site (10% off towing)
  • Door-Buster Discounts
  • Raffle prizes and Giveaways
  • Free Ice Cream throughout the Weekend
  • Free T-Shirts for the First 100 Customers

Where: Corpus Christi West Marine Store
7698 South Padre Island Drive (Next to Furniture Row)
Corpus Christi, TX

When: In-Store Events:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Why: To provide Corpus Christi-area boaters, anglers and water enthusiasts with the broadest and best selection of boating, fishing, watersports gear, accessories and apparel.

Contact: Laurie Fried
West Marine