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Indian Rocks Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Indian Rocks Beach Surf Guide

Indian Rocks Beach in Alabama is an exposed beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

Indian Rocks Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
22.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indian Rocks Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Indian Rocks Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Indian Rocks Beach 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 10% of the time in January while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Indian Rocks Beach Location Map

Interactive Indian Rocks Beach 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 Indian Rocks Beach is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Indian Rocks Beach is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG), also in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Indian Rocks Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 23:45 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.2
W
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Indian Rocks Beach

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

Wind History at Indian Rocks Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Indian Rocks Beach:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.