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Hobe Sound/The Refuge ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Hobe Sound/The Refuge break guidePhoto by: Gary West

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Surf Guide

Hobe Sound/The Refuge in South Florida is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent29.1°C

Surfing Hobe Sound/The Refuge:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hobe Sound/The Refuge sea temperature, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photographs, Hobe Sound/The Refuge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hobe Sound/The Refuge webcams, current wind from Florida - South live weather stations and Hobe Sound/The Refuge tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Surf:

Monday, 3 August 2020, 05:58 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Gomez, South Jupiter Narrows, Florida, 1 km from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.

IS AT (local time)

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Stuart, 6 km from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.


Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Buoy Data:

At Fort Pierce, FL, 31 miles from Hobe Sound/The Refuge.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 6 9 10 11

All wavebuoys around Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Overall Hobe Sound/The Refuge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Hobe Sound/The Refuge: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Hobe Sound/The Refuge: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

HSL, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photo

Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Photo credit: Gary West

HSL, Hobe Sound/The Refuge photo

Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Photo credit: Gary West

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Location Maps

Hobe Sound/The Refuge Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Florida - South surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hobe Sound/The Refuge

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hobe Sound/The Refuge:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hobe Sound/The Refuge:

Tide stations nearest to Hobe Sound/The Refuge:

  • Closest tide station
    Gomez, South Jupiter Narrows
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Peck Lake, ICWW
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Hobe Sound bridge
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Great Pocket
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hobe Sound, Jupiter Island
    5 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge is Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach) Airport (PBI) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Vero Beach Muni Airport (VRB) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Boca Raton Airport (BCT) in USA is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hobe Sound/The Refuge and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Hobe Sound/The Refuge break location map and break info