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Bests Place To Sup Surf On The Upper Texas Coast: Surfside, Tx
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:01:53 AM »
Surfside, Tx is my favorite place to sup surf on the upper Texas coast with regards to wind and wave conditions. Our waves are wind generated. We don't have a large drop off in depth from the beach out. Think of a dinner plate so far from the beach, the water is still shallow.

With much wind, we have tiny waves which one can see in another topic thread. With some wind and combined that with our normal prevailing onshore wind direction (southeast or south), depending on the wind speed we get some good moderate waves which you can see in the video below which was taken close to Drum Point. If you notice, most of the women were surfing longboards and they had better rides than some of the men who were surfing shortboards. At these times, I'm never along, but I'm usually the only one sup surfing on a sup.



As the wind speed picks up to 20 mph or more, we get "washing machine type of waves with plenty of whitewater" which you can see in the next video below. Notice the flag in the breeze which is sticking straight out. Never mind the audio of the people speaking. The point of this video is to show the waves which I find when I get down the beach at Drum Point. And just listen to the wind whipping.



Since I've got more info, I'm going to make another post since I don't know how many videos I can put into one post.


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Re: Bests Place To Sup Surf On The Upper Texas Coast: Surfside, Tx
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 09:40:20 AM »
I've got two more videos. The first one shows the Surfside Jetty Park which is at the base of the Surfside Jetty. This is a drone video which show the tip of the Surfside Jetty and the Park.

When the wind is really up, over 23 mph plus, one can surf the waves from the tip of the jetty all the way back to the base of the jetty at the Park. The "not so fun" part, paddling back out the tip of the jetty to surf the waves back to the beach. I've done this with my 11'1" board.



When there is a low pressure center out in the Gulf of Mexico, it generates some "not so uniform" waves around the Surfside Jetty. This next video will show these waves along with lots of prone surfers and one lone sup surfer. No music in this video. Just the sound of the wind and waves. BTW, the sup surfer is "not" me.

SUP Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters