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Matanzas Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Matanzas Inlet Spot ID

Southside, Matanzas Inlet photo

Matanzas Inlet

Photo credit: Mario Ruta

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 17:18 Local time
Friday 18Sat
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Matanzas Inlet in North Florida is an exposed river break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of locals, sharks, mines, rips.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fort Matanzas, Matanzas River, ICWW, Florida, 2 km from Matanzas Inlet.

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Matanzas Inlet Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-GTXF1, 5 km from Matanzas Inlet.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
17.7 °C

Current weather near Matanzas Inlet

Buoy Data:

At St. Augustine, FL, 22 miles from Matanzas Inlet.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 11 10 11 11

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Overall Matanzas Inlet Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Matanzas Inlet is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matanzas Inlet is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC), also in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Gainesville Rgnl Airport (GNV) in USA is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Executive (Orlando) Airport (ORL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Matanzas Inlet and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matanzas Inlet, Florida - North. Use the tab navigation above to view Matanzas Inlet sea temperature, Matanzas Inlet photographs, Matanzas Inlet detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matanzas Inlet webcams, current wind from Florida - North live weather stations and Matanzas Inlet 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 Matanzas Inlet.