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Hess ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Hess Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 01:46 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
ENE 30
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Hess in North Floridais a reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rocks - Sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Canova Beach, Florida, 2 km from Hess.

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Hess Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Melbourne, 9 km from Hess.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Hess

Overall Hess Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Hess is Patrick Afb (Coco Beach) Airport (COF) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hess is Melbourne International Airport (MLB), also in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away.
  • Third is Vero Beach Muni Airport (VRB) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) in USA is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Executive (Orlando) Airport (ORL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hess and is 85 km (53 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hess, Florida - North. Use the tab navigation above to view Hess sea temperature, Hess photographs, Hess detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hess webcams, current wind from Florida - North live weather stations and Hess 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 Hess.