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South Beach (Miami) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.0

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South Beach (Miami) break guidePhoto by: Isaak Linkous

South Beach (Miami) Surf Guide

South Beach(Miami) in South Florida is a sheltered beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks consists of rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, obstacles, pollution and sharks.

South Beach (Miami) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing South Beach (Miami):

The best conditions reported for surf at South Beach (Miami) occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing South Beach (Miami) 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 0% of the time in January while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 95% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
95%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore South Beach (Miami) Location Map

Interactive South Beach (Miami) 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 South Beach (Miami) is Miami International Airport (MIA) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to South Beach (Miami) is Opa Locka (Miami) Airport (OPF), also in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away.

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South Beach (Miami) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:15 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 25
S
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

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Swell History at South Beach (Miami)

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Wind History at South Beach (Miami)

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