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Clearwater Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.2

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Clearwater Pass Surf Guide

Clearwater Pass in Gulf Coast, Florida is a point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the ideal wave direction is from the west southwest. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rips and obstacles.

Clearwater Pass Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s22.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Clearwater Pass:

The best conditions reported for surf at Clearwater Pass occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Clearwater Pass 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 6% of the time in January while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Clearwater Pass Location Map

Interactive Clearwater Pass 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 Clearwater Pass is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Clearwater Pass is Tampa International Airport (TPA), also in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Clearwater Pass Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 22:28 Local Time
SunMonday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 7 7 7 6
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NNW 15
NW 20
NW
Wind State glass cross cross-
on
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on

Swell History at Clearwater Pass

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

Wind History at Clearwater Pass

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

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