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

Overall: 3.4

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The Shoals Surf Guide

The Shoals in North Florida is a sandbar break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Rarely crowded here. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks - Shark protected.

The Shoals Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing The Shoals:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Shoals sea temperature, The Shoals photographs, The Shoals detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Shoals webcams, current wind from Florida - North live weather stations and The Shoals 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 The Shoals

The Shoals Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 08:05 Local time
Monday 06
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SSE 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Little Talbot Island, Florida, 1 km from The Shoals.

IS AT (local time)

The Shoals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-MYPF1, 5 km from The Shoals.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23.8 °C

Current weather near The Shoals

Buoy Data:

At Offshore Fernandina Beach, FL, 21 miles from The Shoals.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 4 8 4 8

All wavebuoys around The Shoals

Overall The Shoals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for The Shoals: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Shoals: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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The Shoals Location Maps

The Shoals Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Florida - North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Shoals

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Shoals:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Shoals:

Tide stations nearest to The Shoals:

  • Closest tide station
    Little Talbot Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Fort George Island, Fort George River
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Saint Johns River at Navy degaussing structure
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Water Treatment Dock, Mayport Naval Station, St Johns River
    2 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Bar Pilot Dock, Saint Johns River
    3 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Shoals is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Shoals is Jacksonville Nas Airport (NIP), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Cecil Fld (Jacksonville) Airport (NZC) in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Gainesville Rgnl Airport (GNV) in USA is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Wright Aaf Airport (LHW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Shoals and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
The Shoals break location map and break info