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West Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.6

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West Pass Surf Guide

West Pass in Alabama is a sandbar break that has pretty consitent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

West Pass Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing West Pass:

The best conditions reported for surf at West Pass occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing West Pass with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore West Pass Location Map

Interactive West Pass 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 West Pass is Pensacola Nas Airport (NPA) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to West Pass is Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM), also in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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West Pass Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 23:53 Local Time
TueWednesday 03
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 30
N 25
N 25
N 20
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at West Pass

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

Wind History at West Pass

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

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