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Matagorda one of Texas premier breaks. Easy to get to Off hwy 59 take 60 to Bay city. Then down to Matagorda. About 1 1/2 hrs from Houston.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
There is a park lot @ the river mouth. Also, beach parking for the other spots. The Army Corps of Engineers just built another jetty between the two existing jetties to correct sand flow into the channel. This has created another break depending on the swell direction.
There is actualy 4 different breaks here. There is the jetty across the river. Which breaks good on a N.E. or E. swell. Can get up 100 yds rights here. Then there is the point just down from the jetty. Man made by the dredging of the Colorado. Creating a steep sand point here. Also, good on cold fronts. Long rights. Then on the public beach side. There is Spanish Tiles. Hard breaking beachbreak. Then down the public breach about 5 miles is Shellbanks. This wave breaks on a shellbank in super shallow water. Creaing a fast, hallow beachbreak. You know surfing here is serious biz after getting pounded on this bottom.
This is one of my favorite Texas spots. Because of the power Gorda offers. At adnormally high tide the outside break stops breaking and the only break will be the inside sand bar. This is like a real ocean wave when it gets like this.
By Ryan , 14-06-2007
Gorda - Gorda gets insane for northern coast surf. Gorda gets insane period. I went out on a easy 7ft+ day, it was the best rides ever, and worst wipeouts ive ever had. Its a huge wave over 1ft of water and rock, who doesnt like that?
By CameronCWhite@yahoo.com , 27-05-2007
were to surf - i just started surfing at gorda and ive always taken the trip to three mile down on the public access road and i just want to know if there are any better spots besides three mile
By Tripper , 15-11-2006
Gorda surf hoax/myth - These pics and reports are all a hoax. I wouldn't bother surfing there. Sargent ot Bryan beach is the spot. Go there.....B'wood football '06 district champs
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