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Painter s Hill ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Painter s Hill Surf Guide

Painter s Hill in North Florida is a sandbar break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

Painter s Hill Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Painter s Hill:

The best conditions reported for surf at Painter s Hill 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 Painter s Hill (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Painter s Hill with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Painter s Hill Location Map

Interactive Painter s Hill 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 Painter s Hill is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP) in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Painter s Hill is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC), also in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Painter s Hill Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 04:50 Local Time
Thursday 03
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.4
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 15
E 15
ESE
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Painter s Hill

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

Wind History at Painter s Hill

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

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