About Flagler Pier

Heading south from St. Augustine, you'll pass Marineland before entering Frieda Zamba and Will Tant's home of Flagler Beach, a relaxed beach town with one true break, the Flagler Beach Pier. Crowds aren't too bad, and if you show some respect, you'll be welcome. Act like an idiot, get treated like an idiot. The break here changes with the seasons but is fairly easy to read when you pull up.

Source: Flagler Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Mid to more experienced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Low key.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Nothing in winter, but can be crowded in summer.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Sort of off the radar spot but this place gets good. Lots of options - shorebreak, outside, just depends on the tide.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy when it's small. Solid paddle on a bigger swell breaking outside.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Clean water for the most part but can get murky.

Additional Information


Pilings and the sharks that like pilings.


Park right in front.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, skimming, bodysurfing



Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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