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Galveston ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.4
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.7

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Galveston Spot ID

First time surfing, Galveston photo

Galveston

Photo credit: Tony

Type: breakwater

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Wave (m) 0.9
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Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
ESE 20
ESE 20
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Galveston in Texas is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips, obstacles, sharks and jellyfish.

Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Galveston (Galveston Channel), Texas, 2 km from Galveston.

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Galveston Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-GTOT2, 2 km from Galveston.

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Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Galveston

Buoy Data:

At Galveston Buoy, 22 miles from Galveston.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
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Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 4

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Overall Galveston Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Galveston is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Galveston is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is William P Hobby (Houston) Airport (HOU) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • George Bush Intcntl Houston Airport (IAH) in USA is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Southeast Texas Rgnl (Beaumont) Airport (BPT), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Galveston and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
Galveston break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Galveston, Texas. Use the tab navigation above to view Galveston sea temperature, Galveston photographs, Galveston detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Galveston webcams, current wind from Texas live weather stations and Galveston tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Galveston.