An outside sandbar usually blocks the swell at low tide. Mid-high tide on a NE groundswell or SE windswell will see fast, spinning barrels that have a large local fan club.

A beach nourishment program has transformed this whole area in recent years. From Palm Beach Public Beach to Charlies Crab, 4,000-year-old gray sand has been pumped in from offshore in conjunction with building a bunch of new T-head jetties. This resulted in the loss of some consistently good lefts like Charlies Crab, while previously unsurfed areas like Flagpole began to break. Much of the parking requires a resident permit on weekends, so visitors have to compete for the limited meters, which primes them to compete for waves.

  • All Tides
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand
  • N - SE
  • Westerly
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