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Galveston-61st Street Pier break guidePhoto by: Krsnadasa

Galveston-61st Street Pier Surf Guide

Galveston-61st Street Pier in Texas is an exposed beach/Pier break that has quite reliable surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and obstacles.

Galveston-61st Street Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galveston-61st Street Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Galveston-61st Street Pier 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-61st Street Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Galveston-61st Street Pier 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-61st Street Pier Location Map

Interactive Galveston-61st Street Pier 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-61st Street Pier is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Galveston-61st Street Pier is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Galveston-61st Street Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 9 December 2022, 16:37 Local Time
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Period (s) 5 5 5 5
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Swell History at Galveston-61st Street Pier

Surf stats for Galveston-61st Street Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Galveston-61st Street Pier

Wind stats for Galveston-61st Street Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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