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Jamaica Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Jamaica Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 31.3 °C

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 19:51 Local time
Tuesday 22Wed
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Jamaica Beach in Texasis a beach break that has quite reliable surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include - Rips / undertow.

Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Jamaica Beach, West Bay, Texas, 3 km from Jamaica Beach.

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Jamaica Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pointe San Luis Galveston wx, 13 km from Jamaica Beach.


Air temperature
32.6 °C

Current weather near Jamaica Beach

Buoy Data:

At Galveston Buoy, 34 miles from Jamaica Beach.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Jamaica Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Jamaica Beach is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jamaica Beach is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is William P Hobby (Houston) Airport (HOU) in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • George Bush Intcntl Houston Airport (IAH) in USA is 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Southeast Texas Rgnl (Beaumont) Airport (BPT), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Jamaica Beach and is 126 km (78 miles) away.
Jamaica Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jamaica Beach, Texas. Use the tab navigation above to view Jamaica Beach sea temperature, Jamaica Beach photographs, Jamaica Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jamaica Beach webcams, current wind from Texas live weather stations and Jamaica Beach 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 Jamaica Beach.