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Upham Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Upham Beach Surf Guide

Upham Beach in Gulf Coast, Florida is a breakwater break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Upham Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Upham Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Upham Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Upham Beach 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 8% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Upham Beach Location Map

Interactive Upham Beach 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 Upham Beach is Albert Whitted (St. Petersburg) Airport (SPG) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Upham Beach is St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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Upham Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 July 2021, 15:50 Local Time
Friday 23Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Upham Beach

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

Wind History at Upham Beach

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

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