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Daytona Beach break guidePhoto by: Ace Murphy

Daytona Beach Surf Guide

Daytona Beach in North Florida is an exposed sandbar break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of Urchin and locals.

Daytona Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Daytona Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Daytona Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Daytona Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in July while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% 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 Daytona Beach Location Map

Interactive Daytona 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 Daytona Beach is Executive (Orlando) Airport (ORL) in USA, 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Daytona Beach is Orlando International Airport (MCO), also in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Daytona Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 15:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Daytona Beach

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

Wind History at Daytona Beach

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

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