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Holmes Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Holmes Beach Pier Surf Guide

Holmes Beach Pier in Gulf Coast, Florida is a beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care of - Man-made danger (buoys etc.).

Holmes Beach Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Holmes Beach Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Holmes Beach Pier 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 8% of the time in January while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Holmes Beach Pier Location Map

Interactive Holmes Beach Pier 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 Holmes Beach Pier is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Holmes Beach Pier is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.

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Holmes Beach Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 00:32 Local Time
TueWednesday 21
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
NW 25
NW 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Holmes Beach Pier

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

Wind History at Holmes Beach Pier

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

Holmes Beach Pier Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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werewolf from United States
“On a flat day (most of the time) there is a light steady rip. When the waves are ridable, it can be difficult to stay in the line up and dangerous if you're not used to the heavy rip.”

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