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Friars Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Friars Bay Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.8 °C

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 19:28 Local time
Wednesday 14Thu
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 40
E 40
E 35
E 35
Wind State cross-

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Friars Bay on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks,reef,urchins,jellyfish, and rips.

Netherlands Antilles wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Marigot, 3 km from Friars Bay.

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Friars Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dutch Cul De Sac Sint Maarten wx, 5 km from Friars Bay.

wind obs. (14.0 kph from 175 degs) was rejected

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
28.3 °C

Current weather near Friars Bay

Buoy Data:

At South of St. John, VI, 111 miles from Friars Bay.

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Data Age 10 hr 9 hr 8 hr 7 hr
Wave height (m) -

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Overall Friars Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Friars Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Baie-Mahault (Guadeloupe)
    160 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Les Abymes (Guadeloupe)
    164 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Le Gosier (Guadeloupe)
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Fajardo (Puerto Rico)
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Carolina (Puerto Rico)
    189 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Friars Bay is Grand Case (St. Martin) Airport (SFG) in Antilles, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Friars Bay is Princess Juliana International (Philipsburg) Airport (SXM), also in Antilles, 7 km (4 miles) away.
  • Third is Wallblake (The Valley) Airport (AXA) in Anguilla Isl., 13 km (8 miles) away.
  • Gustavia/st.barthel (St.-barthelemy) Airport (SBH) in Antilles is 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • F D Roosevelt (Oranjestad) Airport (EUX), also in Antilles is the fifth nearest airport to Friars Bay and is 67 km (42 miles) away.
Friars Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Friars Bay, Saint Martin. Use the tab navigation above to view Friars Bay sea temperature, Friars Bay photographs, Friars Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Friars Bay webcams, current wind from Saint Martin live weather stations and Friars Bay tide predictions. The Netherlands Antilles swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Netherlands Antilles 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 Netherlands Antilles 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 Friars Bay.