About Jacksonville Beach

Jax Pier is located in Jacksonville Beach several blocks north of Beach Blvd. and is the area’s high-tide break. Various peaks off the pier serve to spread everyone out a bit, which is good, since this is one of North Florida's most aggressive lineups. Jax Pier has lefts and rights and works on all swells and conditions.

Source: Jacksonville Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

All levels

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Moderate to Machiavellian.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Zooed out when it's on.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Reliable spot and everyone knows it. Gets good and lots of talent in the water on any given day.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy overall but you will be paddle battling to get a wave when it is crowded.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Looks murky but some of this are natural tannins that come out of St. Johns river.

Additional Information


Forget what's under the water; protect your face and your car.


Easy in the lot; impossible in the lineup when it's crowded.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish



Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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