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Dauphin Island Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.8

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Dauphin Island Pier break guidePhoto by: peck

Dauphin Island Pier Surf Guide

Dauphin Island Pier in Alabama is a beach break that has quite reliable surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

Dauphin Island Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dauphin Island Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dauphin Island Pier occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dauphin Island Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dauphin Island Pier Location Map

Interactive Dauphin Island Pier 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 Dauphin Island Pier is Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dauphin Island Pier is Mobile Rgnl Airport (MOB), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Dauphin Island Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 01:15 Local Time
Wednesday 20
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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Period (s) 3 4 5 5
Wind (km/h) 5
W 15
NNW 20
NNE 10
NE
Wind State cross-
off
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off
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off

Swell History at Dauphin Island Pier

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

Wind History at Dauphin Island Pier

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

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