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Matanzas Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Matanzas Inlet break guidePhoto by: Jared

Matanzas Inlet Surf Guide

Matanzas Inlet in North Florida is an exposed river break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of locals, sharks, mines, rips.

Matanzas Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matanzas Inlet:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Matanzas Inlet sea temperature, Matanzas Inlet photographs, Matanzas Inlet detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matanzas Inlet webcams, current wind from Florida - North live weather stations and Matanzas Inlet 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 Matanzas Inlet

Matanzas Inlet Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 07:50 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 7 7 7 6
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 5
WNW 15
Wind State off cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Fort Matanzas, Matanzas River, ICWW, Florida, 2 km from Matanzas Inlet.

IS AT (local time)

Matanzas Inlet Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-GTXF1, 5 km from Matanzas Inlet.


Air temperature
23.4 °C

Current weather near Matanzas Inlet

Buoy Data:

At St. Augustine, FL, 22 miles from Matanzas Inlet.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 10 8 7 10

All wavebuoys around Matanzas Inlet

Overall Matanzas Inlet Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Matanzas Inlet: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Matanzas Inlet: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Austin martin, Matanzas Inlet photo

Matanzas Inlet

Photo credit: Jared

Austin Martin, Matanzas Inlet photo

Matanzas Inlet

Photo credit: Jared

Austin and Robert, Matanzas Inlet photo

Matanzas Inlet

Photo credit: Jared

Matanzas Inlet Location Maps

Matanzas Inlet Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Florida - North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Matanzas Inlet

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Matanzas Inlet:

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Wave buoys nearest to Matanzas Inlet:

Tide stations nearest to Matanzas Inlet:

  • Closest tide station
    Fort Matanzas, Matanzas River, ICWW
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Crescent Beach, Matanzas River
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Bings Landing, Matanzas River
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Saint Augustine Shores
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Saint Augustine Beach
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Matanzas Inlet is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP) in USA, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matanzas Inlet is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC), also in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Gainesville Rgnl Airport (GNV) in USA is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Executive (Orlando) Airport (ORL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Matanzas Inlet and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Matanzas Inlet break location map and break info