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Hobe Sound/The Refuge ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Hobe Sound/The Refuge Spot ID

HSL, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photo

Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Photo credit: Gary West

HSL, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photo

Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Photo credit: Gary West

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 23:38 Local time
TueWednesday 21
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 5 5 4 4
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 10
ESE 15
Wind State cross-

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Hobe Sound/The Refuge in South Florida is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gomez, South Jupiter Narrows, Florida, 1 km from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.

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Hobe Sound/The Refuge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Stuart, 6 km from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.


Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Buoy Data:

At Fort Pierce, FL, 31 miles from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 4 4 8 11

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Overall Hobe Sound/The Refuge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge is Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach) Airport (PBI) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Vero Beach Muni Airport (VRB) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Boca Raton Airport (BCT) in USA is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hobe Sound/The Refuge, Florida - South. Use the tab navigation above to view Hobe Sound/The Refuge sea temperature, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photographs, Hobe Sound/The Refuge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hobe Sound/The Refuge webcams, current wind from Florida - South live weather stations and Hobe Sound/The Refuge 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 Hobe Sound/The Refuge.