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

Overall: 4.2

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Hess Surf Guide

Hess in North Florida is a reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Rocks - Sharks.

Hess Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  reefReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hess:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Hess with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in July while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Hess Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 14:09 Local Time
Wednesday 28
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 20
SE 20
SE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Hess

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

Wind History at Hess

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

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