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Riomar Reef Surf Guide

Riomar Reef in North Florida is a quite exposed beach and reef break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks, rips and rocks.

Riomar Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Riomar Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Riomar Reef occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Riomar Reef 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 4% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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 Riomar Reef Location Map

Interactive Riomar Reef 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 Riomar Reef is Vero Beach Muni Airport (VRB) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Riomar Reef is Melbourne International Airport (MLB), also in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Riomar Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 14:49 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 12 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Riomar Reef

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

Wind History at Riomar Reef

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

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