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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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 Jamaica Beach

USA, Gulf Coast, Texas

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 29° 10.605' N
Longitude: 94° 58.238' W

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Go to Galveston and take a right when you get to 61st street. Head away from seawall and when you get to Jamaica find a spot you like.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Galveston and take a right when you get to 61st street. Head away from seawall and when you get to Jamaica find a spot you like.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Galveston and take a right when you get to 61st street. Head away from seawall and when you get to Jamaica find a spot you like.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Galveston and take a right when you get to 61st street. Head away from seawall and when you get to Jamaica find a spot you like.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Jamaica

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

It's faster than your typical Galveston break. The current is a little bit gnarlier, but it's all worth it if you want a fast fun walled up break for a semi close drive.

English (Translate this text in English): It's faster than your typical Galveston break. The current is a little bit gnarlier, but it's all worth it if you want a fast fun walled up break for a semi close drive.

English (Translate this text in English): It's faster than your typical Galveston break. The current is a little bit gnarlier, but it's all worth it if you want a fast fun walled up break for a semi close drive.

English (Translate this text in English): It's faster than your typical Galveston break. The current is a little bit gnarlier, but it's all worth it if you want a fast fun walled up break for a semi close drive.

Atmosphere

The spot is never gonna be crowded because it's so spread out. You just find a spot you like and go out. It's really good on a 3-5 foot day. Really fast. If you want a good wave you might as well drive to Gorda, but if you don't want to drive that far check out Jamaica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is never gonna be crowded because it's so spread out. You just find a spot you like and go out. It's really good on a 3-5 foot day. Really fast. If you want a good wave you might as well drive to Gorda, but if you don't want to drive that far check out Jamaica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is never gonna be crowded because it's so spread out. You just find a spot you like and go out. It's really good on a 3-5 foot day. Really fast. If you want a good wave you might as well drive to Gorda, but if you don't want to drive that far check out Jamaica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is never gonna be crowded because it's so spread out. You just find a spot you like and go out. It's really good on a 3-5 foot day. Really fast. If you want a good wave you might as well drive to Gorda, but if you don't want to drive that far check out Jamaica.

General

This spot is sick when you got the right conditions. If it's an East swell it probably will be ridable, but the current is gonna be really gnarly.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when you got the right conditions. If it's an East swell it probably will be ridable, but the current is gonna be really gnarly.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when you got the right conditions. If it's an East swell it probably will be ridable, but the current is gonna be really gnarly.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when you got the right conditions. If it's an East swell it probably will be ridable, but the current is gonna be really gnarly.

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By TheJamaicanTexan , 22-05-2011

- I used to live less than a minute from this beach and the only thing u can do on this beach is observe the wildlife and just breath.. but like the first comment said, it great sufin if thrs a hurricane but if not no surfin.. but like I said its a great place jst to breath.

By Anonymous , 17-07-2008

- I grew up surfing Texas beach breaks from Galveston to SPI and it is a true rarity to engage in a tube session out there. Hurricane swell is serious and you will get tubed if you got the cajones to paddle out, but you don't see many cats out there then, thats when all the poon tangs go back up to the north side of Houston.
Locals are cool here so don't be scary of that mess and there are 95% more long board or round nose fish days than anything else, but when the Hurricane season hits, I would rather be surfing there sometimes than anywhere else in the world.

By Anonymous , 29-06-2007

What It's a good spot but come on! - I've my a lot of time out there and the days described are few to none!

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