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Picket Fence ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Picket Fence Surf Guide

Picket Fence on the North Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. There is a right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks, coral etc.

Picket Fence Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Picket Fence:

The best conditions reported for surf at Picket Fence occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Picket Fence (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Picket Fence with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
84%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Picket Fence Location Map

Interactive Picket Fence 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 Picket Fence is Gustavia/st.barthel (St.-barthelemy) Airport (SBH) in Antilles, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Picket Fence is Grand Case (St. Martin) Airport (SFG), also in Antilles, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Picket Fence Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 19:57 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.0
NNW
1.0
NNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
E 20
ESE 30
SE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Picket Fence

Surf stats for Picket Fence, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Picket Fence

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Picket Fence. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Picket Fence: