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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Galveston - East Beach

USA, Gulf Coast, Texas

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Drive to the end of East Beach in Galveston, the break actually is inside of the jetties on the ship channel side. When facing the ship channel, go to the left until you get to some barrier-posts on the beach. This is the start to a state park. You will see that this beach is in the form of a point. You'll see the break from there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to the end of East Beach in Galveston, the break actually is inside of the jetties on the ship channel side. When facing the ship channel, go to the left until you get to some barrier-posts on the beach. This is the start to a state park. You will see that this beach is in the form of a point. You'll see the break from there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to the end of East Beach in Galveston, the break actually is inside of the jetties on the ship channel side. When facing the ship channel, go to the left until you get to some barrier-posts on the beach. This is the start to a state park. You will see that this beach is in the form of a point. You'll see the break from there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to the end of East Beach in Galveston, the break actually is inside of the jetties on the ship channel side. When facing the ship channel, go to the left until you get to some barrier-posts on the beach. This is the start to a state park. You will see that this beach is in the form of a point. You'll see the break from there.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Pollution

 Additional Information

This will only break when the Gulf side is too chossy because of the size. The large swell wraps around the jetty and comes in small, yet clean on the ship channel side. When the gulf is 10' and choppy, this particular break is 3-4' and semi-clean. The prevailing winds from the southwest strenthen and cause rough seas, since this break faces the ENE, the SW wind actually acts as a side/offshore wind. Listen to AM 1610MHz on the Radio and keep an ear ouf for frocasts/conditions of 8+' and you may just have a winner. It's hard to catch, but on the right combination of weather it gets nice (for Texas).

English (Translate this text in English): This will only break when the Gulf side is too chossy because of the size. The large swell wraps around the jetty and comes in small, yet clean on the ship channel side. When the gulf is 10' and choppy, this particular break is 3-4' and semi-clean. The prevailing winds from the southwest strenthen and cause rough seas, since this break faces the ENE, the SW wind actually acts as a side/offshore wind. Listen to AM 1610MHz on the Radio and keep an ear ouf for frocasts/conditions of 8+' and you may just have a winner. It's hard to catch, but on the right combination of weather it gets nice (for Texas).

English (Translate this text in English): This will only break when the Gulf side is too chossy because of the size. The large swell wraps around the jetty and comes in small, yet clean on the ship channel side. When the gulf is 10' and choppy, this particular break is 3-4' and semi-clean. The prevailing winds from the southwest strenthen and cause rough seas, since this break faces the ENE, the SW wind actually acts as a side/offshore wind. Listen to AM 1610MHz on the Radio and keep an ear ouf for frocasts/conditions of 8+' and you may just have a winner. It's hard to catch, but on the right combination of weather it gets nice (for Texas).

English (Translate this text in English): This will only break when the Gulf side is too chossy because of the size. The large swell wraps around the jetty and comes in small, yet clean on the ship channel side. When the gulf is 10' and choppy, this particular break is 3-4' and semi-clean. The prevailing winds from the southwest strenthen and cause rough seas, since this break faces the ENE, the SW wind actually acts as a side/offshore wind. Listen to AM 1610MHz on the Radio and keep an ear ouf for frocasts/conditions of 8+' and you may just have a winner. It's hard to catch, but on the right combination of weather it gets nice (for Texas).

Atmosphere

The currents are tremendous at this spot due to rising and falling tides in the channel. Be careful to not go out too far! The break is always empty, even when working, and few know about it. Here's a tip...when the Gulf on Seawall looks completely white from foam, go to this spot. Of those rough days, it may work 1 out of 4 times. Be patient and you will catch it right. Next time I'll take pictures!

English (Translate this text in English): The currents are tremendous at this spot due to rising and falling tides in the channel. Be careful to not go out too far! The break is always empty, even when working, and few know about it. Here's a tip...when the Gulf on Seawall looks completely white from foam, go to this spot. Of those rough days, it may work 1 out of 4 times. Be patient and you will catch it right. Next time I'll take pictures!

English (Translate this text in English): The currents are tremendous at this spot due to rising and falling tides in the channel. Be careful to not go out too far! The break is always empty, even when working, and few know about it. Here's a tip...when the Gulf on Seawall looks completely white from foam, go to this spot. Of those rough days, it may work 1 out of 4 times. Be patient and you will catch it right. Next time I'll take pictures!

English (Translate this text in English): The currents are tremendous at this spot due to rising and falling tides in the channel. Be careful to not go out too far! The break is always empty, even when working, and few know about it. Here's a tip...when the Gulf on Seawall looks completely white from foam, go to this spot. Of those rough days, it may work 1 out of 4 times. Be patient and you will catch it right. Next time I'll take pictures!

General

When working, this provides a peeling wave not found on the Texas coast. It can be tremendously long and glassy, but not too powerful. One time I probably caught a 100m ride on a 4-5' swell. It was sweet!

English (Translate this text in English): When working, this provides a peeling wave not found on the Texas coast. It can be tremendously long and glassy, but not too powerful. One time I probably caught a 100m ride on a 4-5' swell. It was sweet!

English (Translate this text in English): When working, this provides a peeling wave not found on the Texas coast. It can be tremendously long and glassy, but not too powerful. One time I probably caught a 100m ride on a 4-5' swell. It was sweet!

English (Translate this text in English): When working, this provides a peeling wave not found on the Texas coast. It can be tremendously long and glassy, but not too powerful. One time I probably caught a 100m ride on a 4-5' swell. It was sweet!

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By Anonymous , 18-03-2008

Not worth it - This place sucks and not even worth the extemely small ankle slappers. Dont waste your time.

By tombogard , 05-02-2008

Dude...weak - What the hell are you thinking? Its that great, share it with your friends not the world wide web. Retard.

By Anonymous , 14-06-2007

Good job - THis was a secret spot..Jesus. The outcurrent is horrible on good days, if you dont paddle forward you will get sucked out. Don't go out if your new to the sport. Or you will be playing cast-away without a vollyball.

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