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Galveston - FlagshipPier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.2

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Galveston - FlagshipPier Surf Guide

Galveston - FlagshipPier in Texas is an exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, sharks and jellyfish.

Galveston - FlagshipPier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galveston - FlagshipPier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Galveston - FlagshipPier 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 10% of the time in February while 53% 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 - FlagshipPier Location Map

Interactive Galveston - FlagshipPier 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 - FlagshipPier is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Galveston - FlagshipPier is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Galveston - FlagshipPier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 16 January 2021, 21:07 Local Time
SatSunday 17
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 4 4 -
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
NW 5
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Galveston - FlagshipPier

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

Wind History at Galveston - FlagshipPier

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

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