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Siesta ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.4

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Siesta break guidePhoto by: grandma

Siesta Surf Guide

Siesta in Florida is an exposed beach/Pier break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's often crowded here. Hazards include .

Siesta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/pierIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Siesta:

The best conditions reported for surf at Siesta occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Siesta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in May while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Siesta Location Map

Interactive Siesta 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 Siesta is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Siesta is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Siesta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 21 June 2021, 06:11 Local Time
Monday 21
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.4
WSW
Period (s) 5 6 7 5
Wind (km/h)
10
10
15
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Siesta

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

Wind History at Siesta

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

Siesta Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s21.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mike from United States
“Siesta Key dosen't always have good waves. It's rideable though. Actually good for boogie boarding if you're into boogie boarding.”

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