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Anclote Island Surf Guide

Anclote Island in Gulf Coast, Florida is a fairly exposed sandbar break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the sandbar are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Anclote Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Anclote Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Anclote Island occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Anclote Island (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Anclote Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Anclote Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 01:40 Local Time
SunMonday 28
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 4 - 4 2
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
E 20
SE 15
Wind State glass on cross-

Swell History at Anclote Island

Surf stats for Anclote Island, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anclote Island

Wind stats for Anclote Island, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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