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Latitude: 28° 56.465' N
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Houston to 288 lake jackson/freeport then drive for about 50 min. Then get on 332 drive intill you see the exit for surfside. Drive on that road untill you get to the light at the bottom of the bridge, across the street from diamond shamrock. Turn right go down about four streets then go left. You will probably see a bunch of surfers hanging out.find a place to park, but don't on the right side of the road or you will get towed.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
this spot is fun to go hang out at. the people are real friendly, but if you are friendly to them.
fun spot. if it is big it can be rictor. really fun on longboard when it is about thigh to waist high and very clean. whenever it is a east swell go to matagorda. IT IS WORTH THE TRIP.if it is waist high im surfside it will be chest high plus in matagorda.
By Dave , 22-12-2008
The Light Beer of beach breaks - I lived in Surfside for about a year and I can say that it's a good beginner's spot. The sandbars change every hurricane season, so some years are better than others. They locals are mellow, except for a few retards (Bingo) who are looked down on by even the other locals. Some gang-bangers hang out at the jetty park, but there's not much reason to go there anyway. The cops are douchebags, as has been mentioned before.
Just before a hurricane everyone jumps into the channel, where you'll see overhead+ walls that almost break. After hurricanes you can get a day or two of clean surf. Otherwise, from August to April you get pretty consistent waist-chest mush.
I can't imagine using a shortboard here. You can get some steeper peaks further east at the pier.
Every decade or two a hurricane eats the street closest to the beach and the lineup retreats another block. It's kinda weird seeing houses out in the water.
By Anonymous , 16-06-2007
- i surf surfside alot and i think it a good surf spot on the right days but last time i when down there i was almost got bite by a shark so be watch it!
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