Encircled by: Mexico, Cuba, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas this shallow sea is never going to be a world class surf-producing machine. The continental shelf saps power and the limited fetch reduces the swell period However Texas has an extremely strong tradition of surfing these inconsistent waves with winter being the most rewarding season. As do smaller communities in the surrounding states and countries. Saved by the hurricane season in this area can on its day produce some excellent waves. Unrelated to the weather, but wave producing nonetheless, surfing the wake of a passing tanker has become a popular activity in Texas.
Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life.