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Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Lighthouse Surf Guide

Lighthouse in North Florida is a sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.).

Lighthouse Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse 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 42% of the time in July while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC), also in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 13:42 Local Time
Tuesday 01
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.3
E
0.9
NNW
0.7
NNW
0.4
E
Period (s) 10 5 5 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 15
WNW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Lighthouse

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

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