Anna Maria Island Spot ID
Photo credit: Maria
Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 25.2 °C
Anna Maria Island in Gulf Coast, Floridais a beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Localism.
For Anna Maria Key, city pier, Tampa Bay, Florida, 2 km from Anna Maria Island.
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At Bradenton, 16 km from Anna Maria Island.
Overall Anna Maria Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October
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Visitor Reviews of Anna Maria Island
“I consult this site for surf winds and wave height as a measure for water stillness to swim. Since I have to drive a bit it is helpful to know this before driving all the out to the island. Swimming in the open sea water does not begin to compare to enclosed chlorine filled Olympic size pool. Love to be out in the open Swimming w fish.
I would like if website would display in increments of less than .5 feet.
More importantly is the accuracy. Drove out here today, the surf is pretty high, perhaps well over 1 ft, the beach flag is yellow, yet the website is showing blank, which I have interpreted as zero. Truly disappointed.
[Editor replies. Angelina, this site is really designed only for surfers and so we do not report things that are of no interest to them like very small waves that are close together. To view everything our model predicts about the sea state, including the small details of more interest to swimmers, look here instead: tide-forecast.com and look for Anna-Maria-Key-Bradenton-Beach-Tampa-Bay-Florida. I think that forecast was about right for Friday]”
Angelina from UNITED STATES - 01 Nov 2013
Tide stations nearest to Anna Maria Island:
- Closest tide station1 mi
- Second closest tide station4 mi
- Third closest tide station4 mi
- Fourth closest tide station6 mi
- Fifth closest tide station6 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Anna Maria Island is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Anna Maria Island is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF), also in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
- Third is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.
- Tampa International Airport (TPA) in USA is 53 km (33 miles) away.
- Page Fld (Fort Myers) Airport (FMY), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Anna Maria Island and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Anna Maria Island, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Anna Maria Island sea temperature, Anna Maria Island photographs, Anna Maria Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Anna Maria Island webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Anna Maria Island tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Anna Maria Island.