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Port Isabel ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Port Isabel Surf Guide

Port Isabel in Texas is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, sharks and jellyfish.

Port Isabel Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/jettyIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port Isabel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Port Isabel 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 Port Isabel (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Port Isabel 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 10% of the time in January while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Port Isabel Location Map

Interactive Port Isabel 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 Port Isabel is Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Port Isabel is Valley International (Harlingen) Airport (HRL), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Port Isabel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 21:53 Local Time
SunMonday 10
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SE
1.6
SE
1.6
SE
1.5
SE
Period (s) 7 7 6 7
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Port Isabel

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

Wind History at Port Isabel

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

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