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Panama City Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.9

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Panama City Beach Spot ID

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Panama City Beach

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Panama City Beach

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TRYING TO GET SOME SHADE, Panama City Beach photo

Panama City Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 00:39 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 5 3 3 4
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SSW 15
SW 20
Wind State cross-

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Panama City Beach in Florida is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips and sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Alligator Bayou, Saint Andrew Bay, Florida, 3 km from Panama City Beach.

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Panama City Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Panama City Beach, 2 km from Panama City Beach.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Panama City Beach

Overall Panama City Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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

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

Panama City Beach Location Maps

Panama City Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Panama City Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Panama City Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Panama City Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Alligator Bayou, Saint Andrew Bay
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Panama City Beach
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Channel entrance, Saint Andrew Bay
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Panama City Beach
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Panama City Beach (outside), Saint Andrew Bay
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Panama City Beach is Tyndall Afb (Panama City) Airport (PAM) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Panama City Beach is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Bob Sikes (Crestview) Airport (CEW) in USA is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Dothan Rgnl Airport (DHN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Panama City Beach and is 133 km (83 miles) away.
Panama City Beach break location map and break info

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