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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 break guidePhoto by: hayden hammond

Galveston Surf Guide

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.

Galveston Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
30.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galveston:

The best conditions reported for surf at Galveston occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
Texas wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Galveston Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 14:20 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 7 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SSW 15
SSE 20
Wind State cross cross-
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Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Galveston Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-GTOT2, 2 km from Galveston.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
32.0 °C

Current weather near Galveston

Overall Galveston Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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


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

First time surfing, Galveston photo


Photo credit: Tony

Galveston Location Maps

Galveston Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Texas surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Galveston

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Galveston:

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Wave buoys nearest to Galveston:

Tide stations nearest to Galveston:

  • Closest tide station
    Galveston (Galveston Channel)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Galveston Pier 21, Galveston Channel
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Galveston (Pleasure Pier)
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Bolivar
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Galveston Bay Entrance, North Jetty
    4 mi


  • 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