About Indian Rocks

Indian Rocks Beach may not be the Gulf's best surf spot, but the waves are pretty consistent, dump hard on the inside and can put a big hurt on the unaware. With access at the end of most streets, there are plenty of places to surf, though the favorites shift with sand. Fortunately, all you have to do is drive south on Gulf Boulevard and stop periodically to see what's over the dune line. As a rule, the breaks north of Central tend to be better on a N swell, while south of Central is better on a S swell. The spots all go by the names of the streets that access them: 6th Avenue, 4th Avenue, 2nd Avenue, Central…

Source: Indian Rocks Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Any

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Good.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Light.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

This area used to be a reliable cold front spot but widening of the beaches has crushed what once was. Worth a check if in the area, there is surf, and you are pressed for time.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy most days, can be a little more challenging on the bigger windswell days.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Outside of occasional red tide outbreaks, water is usually clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Just your standard selection of sharks, rays and jellies.

Access

Public parking but limited spaces at each access.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, skimming

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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