Meacoms Pier Spot Guide

About Meacoms Pier

If you're really in a jam and can't deal with staying dry, getting to High Island isn't too difficult. To access any of the beaches from the Bolivar Peninsula to High Island, surfers can catch a ferry from the east end of Galveston. But why surf High Island when you are already in Galveston?

You could also take I-10 east from Houston to Beaumont, then Route 124 south from the town of Winnie to High Island. Route 87 runs along the length of the islands, from Port Bolivar northeast to High Island. Keep in mind that there is a stretch of surfable beach from High Island northeast to Sabine Pass, but even the Port Arthur locals usually drive down to Galveston to catch better waves.

Meacom's Pier, once the longest pier in the Gulf, sadly met its end in 2008 from Hurricane Ike. Meacom's was kind of a favorite among locals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area when they didn't have the time to make the commute down to Galveston. Today this stretch of beach is similar to most places around High Island, offering up only barely rideable waves on the best of swells due to the extremely wide continental shelf and successive sandbars that extend out a few hundred yards.

Source: Meacoms Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Stoked to see another surfer.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy


Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

If it is good here, it is probably firing elsewhere in Texas.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Drift sessions are the call with consistently strong longshore currents.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

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

Additional Information


High tides washing your vehicle away.



Bring Your

Funboard, longboard



Best Season

Late summer/fall; late winter to mid-spring

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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