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Sunset Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Sunset Beach Spot ID

Winter swells, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: Lucas

Winter swells, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: Gabriel

Winter swells, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: Gabriel

Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.3 °C

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Sunday, 5 April 2020, 00:14 Local time
SatSunday 05
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 4 2 - -
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
N 5
NW 5
Wind State cross-
glass glass cross-

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Sunset Beach in Gulf Coast, Florida is a sandbar break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Belize wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Long Key, 0.5mi North of Corey Causeway, Boca Ciega Bay, Florida, 1 km from Sunset Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Sunset Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Treasure Island, 3 km from Sunset Beach.


Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Sunset Beach

Buoy Data:

At Egmont Channel Entrance, FL, 15 miles from Sunset Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Average period (s) 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0

All wavebuoys around Sunset Beach

Overall Sunset Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Sunset Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Sunset Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Sunset Beach Location Maps

Sunset Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sunset Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sunset Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Sunset Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Long Key, 0.5mi North of Corey Causeway, Boca Ciega Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Saint Petersburg Beach Causeway
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Johns Pass
    3 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Pass a Grille Beach
    4 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sunset Beach is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sunset Beach is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Macdill Afb (Tampa) Airport (MCF) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away.
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) in USA is 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Page Fld (Fort Myers) Airport (FMY), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sunset Beach and is 156 km (97 miles) away.
Sunset Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sunset Beach, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Sunset Beach sea temperature, Sunset Beach photographs, Sunset Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sunset Beach webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Sunset Beach 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 Sunset Beach.