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Shell Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.3

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Shell Island Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.1 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 01:08 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 5 3 3 4
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SW 15
SW 20
Wind State on on on cross-

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Shell Island in Alabama is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the optimum wave angle is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips, sharks and jellyfish.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Channel entrance, Saint Andrew Bay, Florida, 4 km from Shell Island.

IS AT (local time)

Shell Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PACF1, 6 km from Shell Island.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Shell Island

Overall Shell Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Surf stats for Shell Island: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Shell Island: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Shell Island Location Maps

Shell Island Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Shell Island:

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Wave buoys nearest to Shell Island:

Tide stations nearest to Shell Island:

  • Closest tide station
    Channel entrance, Saint Andrew Bay
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Panama City, Saint Andrew Bay
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Alligator Bayou, Saint Andrew Bay
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Parker, Saint Andrew Bay
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Cedar Grove
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Shell Island is Tyndall Afb (Panama City) Airport (PAM) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shell Island is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Third is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Bob Sikes (Crestview) Airport (CEW) in USA is 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Tallahassee Rgnl Airport (TLH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Shell Island and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
Shell Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shell Island, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Shell Island sea temperature, Shell Island photographs, Shell Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shell Island webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Shell Island tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Shell Island.