91st St Pier Spot Guide

About 91st St Pier

The pier at 91st street stretches over 1,000 feet into the gulf and provides some of the best sandbars on the island. Unfortunately it provides less protection from the consistent onshore winds and longshore currents making most sessions a constant battle to stay in position at the fun pier bowls.

Source: 91st St Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Can be competitive on the good days at the best peaks.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Dense lineup at the best peaks, spread out the farther from the pier you get.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Best shortboard wave in Galveston on most days with swell.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

The rip by the pier makes it easy to get out, but expect to paddle against the current to stay in position.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Proximity to Houston shipping channel and runoff from Galveston equals often not the best water quality.

Additional Information


Angry fishermen.


Easy, paid parking on the seawall.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish



Best Season

Late summer/fall; late winter to mid-spring

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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