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Sand Key Jetty Surf Guide

Sand Key Jetty in Alabama is an exposed beach/Jetty break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the best wave direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks favour rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks and obstacles.

Sand Key Jetty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
30.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sand Key Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sand Key Jetty occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sand Key Jetty (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sand Key Jetty 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 18% of the time in January while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% 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 Sand Key Jetty Location Map

Interactive Sand Key Jetty 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 Sand Key Jetty is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sand Key Jetty is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG), also in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Sand Key Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 23:38 Local Time
MonTuesday 16
Wave (m)
Period (s) 3 3 3 -
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
glass cross-

Swell History at Sand Key Jetty

Surf stats for Sand Key Jetty, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sand Key Jetty

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

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