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Thursday, April 17th.
Local surf conditions in Galveston Island, Texas.
Wave height: Knee to thigh high, short period windswell. (buoy: 3.6 ft at 6 sec.s)
Water/Wave Conditions: Choppy & sideshore out of the east.
Water Temp: 66 degrees (beachfront).
Wind: East @ 18 – 22 k.
Overall: Ridable choppy windswell.
NWS Outlook : “LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS ALONG WITH SLIGHTLY ELEVATED SEAS WILL PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT. THE AREA COULD SEE SOME RAIN AND POSSIBLE THUNDER TODAY AS A DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. A BRIEF WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY BEFORE ONSHORE WINDS RETURN TO THE AREA ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.”
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Forecasting Tools and Links
Houston/Galveston National Weather Service
Galveston Buoy Report
Galveston.com’s 37th St. surfcam
G-townsurf’s daily Seawall images
Surfside surfcam on Beach Drive
Wave model forecasts
Strictly Hardcore’s Blogspot
Core Shops Direct
South Padre Surf Report