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

Overall: 2.3

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Main Beach Surf Guide

Main Beach in North Florida is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Hazards include sharks and jellyfish.

Main Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Main Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Main 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 20% of the time in January while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Main Beach Location Map

Interactive Main 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 Main Beach is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Main Beach is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Main Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 September 2021, 19:37 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 8 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Main Beach

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

Wind History at Main Beach

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

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