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The Shoals ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Shoals Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.5 °C

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Sunday, 27 May 2018, 13:21 Local time
Sunday 27
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
ESE 20
SSE 25
Wind State on on cross-

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The Shoals in North Florida is a sandbar break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks - Shark protected.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Little Talbot Island, Florida, 1 km from The Shoals.

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The Shoals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-MYPF1, 5 km from The Shoals.

fresh winds from the ENE

Air temperature
23.4 °C

Current weather near The Shoals

Buoy Data:

At Offshore Fernandina Beach, FL, 21 miles from The Shoals.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6 6 5 6

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Overall The Shoals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Town and city forecasts close to The Shoals:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Shoals is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Shoals is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC) in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Gainesville Rgnl Airport (GNV) in USA is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Wright Aaf Airport (LHW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Shoals and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
The Shoals break location map and break info

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