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Anna Maria Key Surf Guide

Anna Maria Key in Florida is an exposed beach/Pier break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's often crowded here. Watch out for .

Anna Maria Key Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Anna Maria Key:

The best conditions reported for surf at Anna Maria Key occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Anna Maria Key (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Anna Maria Key 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 12% of the time in January while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% 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).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Anna Maria Key Location Map

Interactive Anna Maria Key surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Anna Maria Key is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Anna Maria Key is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF), also in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Anna Maria Key Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Period (s) 2 2 3 3
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Swell History at Anna Maria Key

Surf stats for Anna Maria Key, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anna Maria Key

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

Anna Maria Key Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mike from United States
“One of the few places on the west coast that will be surfable in the summer. The sandbar will create a rideable wave during periods near low tide. Longboards are rideable all year long. 9 footers are standard during the summer. Fall and winter are typically shortboard season although the water gets colder. I am running a 6'3" at that time. Pockets of surf all over. Tide dependant.”

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