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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*:
27.3°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:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Galveston with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Galveston Location Map

Interactive Galveston 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 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.

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Galveston Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 08:03 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Galveston

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

Wind History at Galveston

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

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