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17th Ave break guidePhoto by: michael d litvak

17th Ave Surf Guide

17th Ave in Gulf Coast, Florida is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

17th Ave Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 17th Ave:

The best conditions reported for surf at 17th Ave occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 17th Ave (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 17th Ave 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 15% of the time in February while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% 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 17th Ave Location Map

Interactive 17th Ave 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 17th Ave is Pensacola Rgnl Airport (PNS) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 17th Ave is Pensacola Nas Airport (NPA), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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17th Ave Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 04:40 Local Time
Friday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 5 5 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at 17th Ave

Surf stats for 17th Ave, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 17th Ave

Wind stats for 17th Ave, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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