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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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 Surfside beach - Octagone

USA, Gulf Coast, Texas

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 28° 56.389' N
Longitude: 95° 17.58' W

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Take 288 from Houston al the way down to surfside beach. when you arive, Take a right at the light and go all the way down untill you run into the surfside jetty park. drive down on the beach and head left for about 15 min. (thats the easiest way to find it) you will know your at the octagone when you drive by 30 old guys with 9'0"s. park the truck and grab your stick.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 288 from Houston al the way down to surfside beach. when you arive, Take a right at the light and go all the way down untill you run into the surfside jetty park. drive down on the beach and head left for about 15 min. (thats the easiest way to find it) you will know your at the octagone when you drive by 30 old guys with 9'0"s. park the truck and grab your stick.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 288 from Houston al the way down to surfside beach. when you arive, Take a right at the light and go all the way down untill you run into the surfside jetty park. drive down on the beach and head left for about 15 min. (thats the easiest way to find it) you will know your at the octagone when you drive by 30 old guys with 9'0"s. park the truck and grab your stick.

English (Translate this text in English): Take 288 from Houston al the way down to surfside beach. when you arive, Take a right at the light and go all the way down untill you run into the surfside jetty park. drive down on the beach and head left for about 15 min. (thats the easiest way to find it) you will know your at the octagone when you drive by 30 old guys with 9'0"s. park the truck and grab your stick.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name "Octa-Gone"

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

the sand bars are well defined and its kinda deep. the inside is peeky but not to fast, for those shortboarders. watchout for longboarders, but most of them are friendly and you wont have a probmlem.
General reccomendations: 1) Go the night before and camp so you can get waves at 6-7am. 2) Get a big board. Bingo Boards down the street rents short and long boards go with the 10' board. 3) Talk to people out there - no one will snub you - if you are new to surfing people will give you pointers if you ask. 4) There is a break near the jetty ~200 yards away that is probably the best break out there and usually everyone is much further down so it is not crowded. Also ~400 yards down where most people are there is a dead spot that makes it really easy to get out. This is where you talk with the locals while you paddle toward the nice break. 5) Notice the marine life. I have seen dolphin, sea turtles and black tipped sharks (they are small and skiddish - no worries) not to mention flying fish -> the other day I was out there and one landed on the board of a guy I was talking to LOL it was pretty funny. Also, if the surf is weak, watch for jellies... 6) Be patient and watch - wait for a good set and have a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): the sand bars are well defined and its kinda deep. the inside is peeky but not to fast, for those shortboarders. watchout for longboarders, but most of them are friendly and you wont have a probmlem.<br />General reccomendations: 1) Go the night before and camp so you can get waves at 6-7am. 2) Get a big board. Bingo Boards down the street rents short and long boards go with the 10' board. 3) Talk to people out there - no one will snub you - if you are new to surfing people will give you pointers if you ask. 4) There is a break near the jetty ~200 yards away that is probably the best break out there and usually everyone is much further down so it is not crowded. Also ~400 yards down where most people are there is a dead spot that makes it really easy to get out. This is where you talk with the locals while you paddle toward the nice break. 5) Notice the marine life. I have seen dolphin, sea turtles and black tipped sharks (they are small and skiddish - no worries) not to mention flying fish -&gt; the other day I was out there and one landed on the board of a guy I was talking to LOL it was pretty funny. Also, if the surf is weak, watch for jellies... 6) Be patient and watch - wait for a good set and have a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): the sand bars are well defined and its kinda deep. the inside is peeky but not to fast, for those shortboarders. watchout for longboarders, but most of them are friendly and you wont have a probmlem.&lt;br &#47;&gt;General reccomendations: 1) Go the night before and camp so you can get waves at 6-7am. 2) Get a big board. Bingo Boards down the street rents short and long boards go with the 10' board. 3) Talk to people out there - no one will snub you - if you are new to surfing people will give you pointers if you ask. 4) There is a break near the jetty ~200 yards away that is probably the best break out there and usually everyone is much further down so it is not crowded. Also ~400 yards down where most people are there is a dead spot that makes it really easy to get out. This is where you talk with the locals while you paddle toward the nice break. 5) Notice the marine life. I have seen dolphin, sea turtles and black tipped sharks (they are small and skiddish - no worries) not to mention flying fish -&amp;gt; the other day I was out there and one landed on the board of a guy I was talking to LOL it was pretty funny. Also, if the surf is weak, watch for jellies... 6) Be patient and watch - wait for a good set and have a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): the sand bars are well defined and its kinda deep. the inside is peeky but not to fast, for those shortboarders. watchout for longboarders, but most of them are friendly and you wont have a probmlem.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;General reccomendations: 1) Go the night before and camp so you can get waves at 6-7am. 2) Get a big board. Bingo Boards down the street rents short and long boards go with the 10' board. 3) Talk to people out there - no one will snub you - if you are new to surfing people will give you pointers if you ask. 4) There is a break near the jetty ~200 yards away that is probably the best break out there and usually everyone is much further down so it is not crowded. Also ~400 yards down where most people are there is a dead spot that makes it really easy to get out. This is where you talk with the locals while you paddle toward the nice break. 5) Notice the marine life. I have seen dolphin, sea turtles and black tipped sharks (they are small and skiddish - no worries) not to mention flying fish -&amp;amp;gt; the other day I was out there and one landed on the board of a guy I was talking to LOL it was pretty funny. Also, if the surf is weak, watch for jellies... 6) Be patient and watch - wait for a good set and have a lot of fun!

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By "Old Nick" Lucifer , 13-03-2009

Welcome to TX, you're in Surfhell now. - When you're nice, nice things happen to you.
When your bad, bad things happen to you.
That's why bad locals always end up in Surfhell; aka: Surfside, TX.

By anonymous , 25-03-2006

To Texas Surfer your attitude sucks - Your attitude makes me sad. Some people aren't fortunate enough to live close to the water and have to scape and plan to get there to experience what they love. Which sometimes means leaving in the middle of the night to get there in time. Regardless of their skill level that's a lot of heart. Try giving them advice and help them get better to enjoy a wonderful experience. I'm sure someone helped you along the way. Come on Tex lighten up. Texas is known for friendly surfers lets keep it that way. There are enough jerks screwing it up for everybody.

By jeffmiller , 21-10-2005

hurricaneseason - Stan was incredible. I ditched work 2 days in a row to surf overhead, completely ripable waves. I must have jumped of the mile long jetty, 8 times, after riding waves from over half a mile out all the way to shore. That was like, a week and a half ago. Now Wilma. Waist high, clean, and building as I type. Excuse me while I load up. and GO ASTROS!!!!!!!!!!!

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