Quintana surf spot

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Quintana in Texas is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the east southeast. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Waves at the beach are mainly rights. It’s sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rips, sharks and jellyfish.

Quintana SURF ACCESS

GPS:
28.9309, -95.3038  
Distance:
Take a car  
Walk:
Instant access (< 5min)  
Easy to find?:
Easy to find  
Public access?:
Public access  
Special access?:
4x4  

If you are coming from Houston as most people would be, Take the freeway to Freeport the navigate via road signs that lead to surfside beach. Before you go over the surfside bridge a sign will say quintana and you simply drive down that road and over a bridge and then your there. Access is easy. All you have to do is simply drive your car on to the beach but remember to avoid the wet sand. By the way, you don't really need a 4x4 either... (walk it's better)


Quintana Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality:
Normal  
Experience:
All surfers  
Frequency:
Sometimes break  

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction:
SouthEast, East  
Good wind direction:
North, NorthWest  
Best tide position:
Mid and high tide  
Best tide movement:
Rising and falling tides  

Wave

Wave Type:
Beach-break  
Direction:
Right and left  
Bottom:
Sandy  
Power:
Fun  
Normal length:
Short (< 50m)  
Good day length:
Normal (50 to 150m)  
Starts working at:
Less than 1m / 3ft  
Holds up to:
2.5m+ / 8ft+  

More details

Week crowd:
Few surfers  
Week-end crowd:
Crowded  

Dangers

Rips / undertow, Sharks  

Quintana SURF PHOTOS

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Quintana SURF FORECAST


Quintana SURF INFORMATION AND TIPS

your gunna need to make the long paddle out to the farthest break for power and longer rides. Make surf when you park your car on the beach that you dont go on the wet sand or else youll get stuck.

Its pretty cool when its just you and your friends because hardly anyone else comes to this spot. everyone goes to surfside which is on the other side of the ship channel. however the ocean floor here actually creates bigger, better, more powerful waves that have longer rides to them as opposed to surfside.

this is option b if you cant score a ride to Matagorda.


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