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Bolivar ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Bolivar Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 16:15 Local time
Wednesday 13Thu
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 4 4 4 3
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
E 15
NE 20
Wind State glass cross cross-

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Bolivar in Texas is a sandbar break that has quite reliable surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rips, pollution and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gilchrist, East Bay, Texas, 2 km from Bolivar.

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Bolivar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-RLOT2, 4 km from Bolivar.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
6.0 °C

Current weather near Bolivar

Overall Bolivar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Bolivar: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bolivar: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bolivar Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bolivar:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bolivar:

Tide stations nearest to Bolivar:

  • Closest tide station
    Gilchrist, East Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Rollover Pass
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Galveston Bay Entrance, North Jetty
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Galveston Bay entrance, south jetty
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Round Point, Trinity Bay, Galveston Bay
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bolivar is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bolivar is Southeast Texas Rgnl (Beaumont) Airport (BPT), also in USA, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • William P Hobby (Houston) Airport (HOU) in USA is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • George Bush Intcntl Houston Airport (IAH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bolivar and is 99 km (61 miles) away.
Bolivar break location map and break info

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