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New Smyrna Inlet break guidePhoto by: Jim Ross

New Smyrna Inlet Surf Guide

New Smyrna Inlet in North Florida is a fairly exposed beach/Jetty break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around high tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks,jellyfish,pollution.

New Smyrna Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing New Smyrna Inlet:

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

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf New Smyrna Inlet (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing New Smyrna Inlet with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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 New Smyrna Inlet Location Map

Interactive New Smyrna Inlet 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 New Smyrna Inlet is Executive (Orlando) Airport (ORL) in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to New Smyrna Inlet is Orlando International Airport (MCO), also in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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New Smyrna Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 08:57 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at New Smyrna Inlet

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

Wind History at New Smyrna Inlet

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

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