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Panama City Pier Surf Guide

Panama City Pier in Florida is an exposed beach/Pier break that has reliable surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the optimum 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. Beware of rips and sharks.

Panama City Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Panama City Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Panama City Pier occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Panama City Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Panama City Pier 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 11% of the time in February while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 55% 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 Panama City Pier Location Map

Interactive Panama City Pier 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 Panama City Pier is Tyndall Afb (Panama City) Airport (PAM) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Panama City Pier is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Panama City Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 16:45 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 3 3 3 4
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Panama City Pier

Surf stats for Panama City Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Panama City Pier

Wind stats for Panama City Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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