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Jamaica Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Jamaica Beach Surf Guide

Jamaica Beach in Texas is a beach break that has quite reliable surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Rips / undertow.

Jamaica Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jamaica Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jamaica Beach 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 Jamaica Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jamaica Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in December while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jamaica Beach Location Map

Interactive Jamaica Beach 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 Jamaica Beach is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jamaica Beach is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Jamaica Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 22:42 Local Time
SatSunday 11
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 25
NNE 30
NNE 25
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Jamaica Beach

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

Wind History at Jamaica Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Jamaica Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Jamaica Beach:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.