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FA's Surf Guide

FA's in North Florida is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break favours right handers. Best around high tide. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

FA's Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing FA's:

The best conditions reported for surf at FA's occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing FA's 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 1% of the time in February while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% 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 FA's Location Map

Interactive FA's 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 FA's is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to FA's is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC), also in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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FA's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 16:22 Local Time
Sunday 25Mon
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at FA's

Surf stats for FA's, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at FA's

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

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