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Goulds Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Goulds Inlet Surf Guide

Goulds Inlet in Georgia is an exposed beach/Pier break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Goulds Inlet Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/pierIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Goulds Inlet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Goulds Inlet occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Goulds Inlet with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in July while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
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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Goulds Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 12 June 2021, 07:04 Local Time
Saturday 12
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.5
S
Period (s) 5 9 9 5
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Goulds Inlet

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

Wind History at Goulds Inlet

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

Goulds Inlet Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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DaKatt from United States
“Gould’s inlet is a fun break made up of a nice beach break south of the river mouth and shifting sand bars across the river. Surfing the bars expect the line up to change a lot.
The break is very tide dependent. Georgia is famous for its nine foot plus tidal changes. A 5 foot tide will break entirely different from a 9 foot tide.
The breaks can start working about three hours before high tide and work till an hour or so after high tide. Once again depending upon tide flow height. At low tide it’s flat.
The area provides amazingly good fun waves. With a good selection of boards in your quiver waves can be scored most days. Though rarely getting above chest high the form makes up for lack of size.
If you are going to this break for the first time plan to arrive about two hours before high tide. Start south of the point and work north into the river mouth as the tide fills in.
Hazards are stingrays, sharks,and not respecting the current as the tide begins to fall. The water is murky but environmentally clean. The water is productive so there are lots of critters.

Parking on a busy beach days is almost non existent.

The spot covers a large area and is never crowded.
Most Locals are happy to see someone else in the lineup. The surf community is fairly small and friendly. So if you get near a local expect some hoots when you get a good ride.”

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