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Flagpoles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Flagpoles Surf Guide

Flagpoles in South Florida is a quite exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast.. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Flagpoles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Flagpoles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Flagpoles occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Flagpoles 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 4% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Flagpoles Location Map

Interactive Flagpoles 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 Flagpoles is Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach) Airport (PBI) in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Flagpoles is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Flagpoles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 21:23 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.3
NNE
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NE 10
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Flagpoles

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

Wind History at Flagpoles

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Flagpoles. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Flagpoles: