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Freeport Channel ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Freeport Channel Surf Guide

Freeport Channel in Texas is a sheltered beach/Pier break that has inconsistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of rips, sharks and jellyfish.

Freeport Channel Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/pierIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Freeport Channel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Freeport Channel occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Freeport Channel (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Freeport Channel with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Freeport Channel surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Freeport Channel is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Freeport Channel is Palacios Muni Airport (PSX), also in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Freeport Channel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 09:05 Local Time
Sunday 27
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.7
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0.8
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0.7
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0.7
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Period (s) 4 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
S 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
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Swell History at Freeport Channel

Surf stats for Freeport Channel, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Freeport Channel

Wind stats for Freeport Channel, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Freeport Channel Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Marty Jamieson from United States
“My first wave @ surf side and the jetty was in 1964. Blaker boards of Houston told us about it. It has 3 sandbar breaks. Since the rivers of Texas carry soil, it is usually brown water. Averages are misleading and there were weekends of 2-4 foot. Sometimes storm energy created green water and glassy conditions.

We all had long boards, with guys like Bingo, George Glass, Don Green, Jeff Hutton, Randy Tamlyn, Jake DeBoe, mark Wheeler, Steve Smith logging weekend miles to enjoy the salt, sand, and suds.

We paddled across this freeport channel to surf the south side, mush to the consternation of the dutiful Coast Guard.

Now, the jetty is concrete topped and you walk out past the breaks and jump off. The addition of restrooms, parking and shower has cleaned up the area.

For short boarders it is ok. Long boards can be rented at Bingo's shop. He has a chapel with the walls covered in old boards.

It's clean, relaxing and close. Come visit!”

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