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Sand Key Park Surf Guide

Sand Key Park in Gulf Coast, Florida is a sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. The location means that groundswells are unknown and the best wave direction is from the west. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Sand Key Park Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sand Key Park:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sand Key Park 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 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% 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 Park Location Map

Interactive Sand Key Park 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 Park is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sand Key Park is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG), also in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Sand Key Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 13 August 2022, 11:51 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 4 2 2
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass on on on

Swell History at Sand Key Park

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

Wind History at Sand Key Park

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

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