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The Point -Fort Pickens Surf Guide

The Point -Fort Pickens in Florida is a sheltered point break that only works once in a while. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southeast.The waves is a point break that peels left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips, sharks and jellyfish.

The Point -Fort Pickens Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point -Fort Pickens:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Point -Fort Pickens occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Point -Fort Pickens (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Point -Fort Pickens 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 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Point -Fort Pickens Location Map

Interactive The Point -Fort Pickens 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 Point -Fort Pickens is Pensacola Nas Airport (NPA) in USA, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Point -Fort Pickens is Pensacola Rgnl Airport (PNS), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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The Point -Fort Pickens Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 23:15 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
off off

Swell History at The Point -Fort Pickens

Surf stats for The Point -Fort Pickens, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Point -Fort Pickens

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To The Point -Fort Pickens: