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Pensacola beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.7

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Pensacola beach Spot ID

A Day For Chillin, Pensacola beach photo

Pensacola beach

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Clear water and white sand, Pensacola beach photo

Pensacola beach

Photo credit: Glenda

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.4 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 08:12 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 50
E 45
E 40
E 35
Wind State cross-
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Pensacola beach in Florida is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Harris, The Narrows, Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, 3 km from Pensacola beach.

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Pensacola beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mary Esther, 2 km from Pensacola beach.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Pensacola beach

Buoy Data:

At Orange Beach Buoy, 53 miles from Pensacola beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

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Overall Pensacola beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Pensacola beach Location Maps

Pensacola beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pensacola beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pensacola beach:

Tide stations nearest to Pensacola beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Harris, The Narrows, Choctawhatchee Bay
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Navarre Beach
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Fort Walton Beach
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    East Bay, Pensacola Bay
    11 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pensacola beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    318 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    374 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    379 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    395 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Cataloochee (United States)
    413 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pensacola beach:

  • Closest city location
    East Pensacola Heights (United States)
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Ferry Pass (United States)
    29 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Pensacola (United States)
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Panama City (United States)
    72 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Mobile (United States)
    80 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pensacola beach is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pensacola beach is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Third is Pensacola Rgnl Airport (PNS) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Whiting Fld Nas North (Milton) Airport (NSE) in USA is 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Bob Sikes (Crestview) Airport (CEW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pensacola beach and is 49 km (30 miles) away.
Pensacola beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pensacola beach, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Pensacola beach sea temperature, Pensacola beach photographs, Pensacola beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pensacola beach webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Pensacola 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 Pensacola beach.