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Matagorda ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.8

Overall: 3.2

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Matagorda Spot ID

beach  2011, Matagorda photo


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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Thursday, 27 October 2016, 07:48 Local time
Thursday 27
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
ENE 15
NE 15
Wind State cross-
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Matagorda in Texas is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the east. The beach breaks favour rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, obstacles, sharks and jellyfish.

Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Matagorda Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-EMAT2, 15 km from Matagorda.


Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near Matagorda

Buoy Data:

At Freeport Buoy, 60 miles from Matagorda.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6 7 6 7

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Overall Matagorda Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Matagorda is Palacios Muni Airport (PSX) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matagorda is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS), also in USA, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is William P Hobby (Houston) Airport (HOU) in USA, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD) in USA is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • George Bush Intcntl Houston Airport (IAH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Matagorda and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matagorda, Texas. Use the tab navigation above to view Matagorda sea temperature, Matagorda photographs, Matagorda detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matagorda webcams, current wind from Texas live weather stations and Matagorda 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 Matagorda.