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Packery Channel break guidePhoto by: Rob Zabroky

Packery Channel Surf Guide

Packery Channel in Texas is an exposed breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. The breakwater breaks offer lefts and rights. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

Packery Channel Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Packery Channel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Packery Channel occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Packery Channel with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in January while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% 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 Packery Channel Location Map

Interactive Packery Channel 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 Packery Channel is Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Packery Channel is Kingsville Nas Airport (NQI), also in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Packery Channel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 November 2021, 05:18 Local Time
Monday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Packery Channel

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

Wind History at Packery Channel

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

Packery Channel Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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ben cuellar from United States
“Great spot to surf. Since it was built, it has made a great sand bar to be able to enjoy longer rides. So paddle out.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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