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Bradenton Beach break guidePhoto by: Gus Gra

Bradenton Beach Surf Guide

Bradenton Beach in Florida is an exposed beach/Pier break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the optimum wave angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of .

Bradenton Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bradenton Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bradenton Beach 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 Bradenton Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bradenton Beach 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).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bradenton Beach Location Map

Interactive Bradenton Beach 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 Bradenton Beach is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bradenton Beach is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF), also in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bradenton Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 10:18 Local Time
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Swell History at Bradenton Beach

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

Wind History at Bradenton Beach

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

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