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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 Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 05:45 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 15
Wind State cross-

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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.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fernandina Beach, Amelia River, Florida, 3 km from Main Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Main Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FRDF1, 4 km from Main Beach.


Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near Main Beach

Buoy Data:

At Offshore Fernandina Beach, FL, 9 miles from Main Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 13 13 13 13

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Overall Main Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Main Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Main Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Main Beach Location Maps

Main Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Main Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Main Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Main Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Fernandina Beach, Amelia River
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Cut 1N front range, Saint Marys River
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Saint Marys Entrance, North Jetty
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kingsley Creek, Railroad bridge
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Beach Creek entrance, Cumberland Island
    5 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC) in USA, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Gainesville Rgnl Airport (GNV) in USA is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Wright Aaf Airport (LHW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Main Beach and is 136 km (84 miles) away.
Main Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Main Beach, Florida - North. Use the tab navigation above to view Main Beach sea temperature, Main Beach photographs, Main Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Main Beach webcams, current wind from Florida - North live weather stations and Main Beach 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 Main Beach.