Continent
North America
Country
Florida (USA)
Next Big City
Fort Lauderdale
Next Town
Pompano Beach
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Shower, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Animals, Currents, Buoys, Reefs, Rocks
Quality:
Dirty
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Choppy and waves. Nice waves in stronger onshore winds. You must stay out past the markers.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete, Power lines
Beach Users:
No information

Nice, wide, safe and sandy beach. Lots of room. The beach about 70m wide. Be careful in onshore winds since big buildings are just right at the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, SE
Main Direction:
NE, SE

10-20 mph in winter, can be stronger with fronts. 5-15 mph in summer, only a few days stronger. Summer lighter SE thermals, about 10-15 knots. November to April: cold fronts bring SE before and NE after it, with 15-20, sometimes up to 25 knots. During winter about 4 days per week surfing possible.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

I-95 exit at Pompano Beach, East to beach on Atlantic Blvd, then A1A North Ocean Blvd, go north until you get to NE 16th street. Park at the meters (don't forget the change).

Extra information

Rules
Zones

You must stay out past the markers or you will get a ticket to appear in court. Be careful in onshore winds. Launching, landing or walking with a kite flying within a 100 yards of lifeguarded beaches is forbidden. If you are doing a downwinder be sure to stay beyond 100 yards of guarded beaches throughout SE Florida. Dangerous reef and boat traffic. Spiner sharks during migration. Portuguese man at war in summer time. Sea lice also present all year around. High bacteria do to outgoing tide and proximity to inlet.

Nightlife

No information