Clearwater Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.3
Crowds: 3.7

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Clearwater Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

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Clearwater Beach Spot ID:

Type: breakwater

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.0 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 18:00 Local time

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5PM 8PM 11PM 2AM
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 3 3 3 3
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
W 25
W 25
Wind State on cross-

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Clearwater Beach in Gulf Coast, Florida is an exposed breakwater break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the best wave direction is from the north northwest. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Clearwater Beach, Florida, 3 km from Clearwater Beach.

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Clearwater Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Belleair, 3 km from Clearwater Beach.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Clearwater Beach

Buoy Data:

At West Tampa Buoy, 109 miles from Clearwater Beach.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 4 4 5 5

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Overall Clearwater Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Clearwater Beach

Timothy Jacobs from UNITED STATES writes:

This is probably the second best beach on the Gulf Coast next to Siesta Key, Sarasota. People are friendly, water is not dangerous, no shark attacks, or bad currents. Been living here for 10 years and I love it! Moved here from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And the beach here completely blew me away! Definitely recommend, but if you go, go early to get past traffic so before 9:00 A.M.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Clearwater Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Sand Key Park 1 mi
Second closest break Clearwater Pass 2 mi
Third closest break Sand Key Jetty 2 mi
Fourth closest break Bellair Beach 3 mi
Fifth closest break Indian Rocks Beach 7 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Clearwater Beach:

Closest wave buoy West Tampa Buoy 109 mi
Second closest wave buoy Canaveral Buoy 168 mi
Third closest wave buoy St Augustine Buoy 201 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Pensacola Buoy 201 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 218 mi

Tide stations nearest to Clearwater Beach:

Closest tide station Clearwater Beach 2 mi
Second closest tide station Clearwater 2 mi
Third closest tide station Dunedin, Saint Joseph Sound 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Indian Rocks Beach (inside) 6 mi
Fifth closest tide station Bay Aristocrat Village, Old Tampa Bay 7 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Clearwater Beach:

Closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 465 mi
Second closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 489 mi
Third closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 491 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 496 mi
Fifth closest ski area Cataloochee (United States) 526 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Clearwater Beach:

Closest city location Clearwater (United States) 2 mi
Second closest city location Largo (United States) 4 mi
Third closest city location Dunedin (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Palm Harbor (United States) 10 mi
Fifth closest city location Pinellas Park (United States) 11 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Clearwater Beach is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Clearwater Beach is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG), also in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Tampa International Airport (TPA) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF) in USA is 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Clearwater Beach and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Clearwater Beach, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Clearwater Beach sea temperature, Clearwater Beach photographs, Clearwater Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Clearwater Beach webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Clearwater Beach 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 Clearwater Beach.


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