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Surfside Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Surfside Jetty break guidePhoto by: Chris Landry

Surfside Jetty Surf Guide

Surfside Jetty in Texas is an exposed beach/Jetty break that does not work very often. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, sharks and jellyfish.

Surfside Jetty Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Surfside Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Surfside Jetty occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Surfside Jetty 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 15% of the time in February while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
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
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Surfside Jetty Location Map

Interactive Surfside Jetty 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 Surfside Jetty is Scholes International At Galveston Airport (GLS) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Surfside Jetty is Ellington Fld (Houston) Airport (EFD), also in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Surfside Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 08:29 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.7
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Period (s) 4 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
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SSE 20
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Swell History at Surfside Jetty

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Wind History at Surfside Jetty

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

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