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The Barge ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Barge Surf Guide

The Barge in North Florida is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism.

The Barge Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Barge:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Barge occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Barge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in July while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Barge Location Map

Interactive The Barge 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 The Barge is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Barge is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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The Barge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 00:15 Local Time
WedThursday 21
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at The Barge

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

Wind History at The Barge

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

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