About Palm Beach Jetties

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.

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Stormrider Guide for Palm Beach Jetties
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand Sand
  • N - SE N - SE
  • Westerly Westerly
  • 8 2 Swell Range 2 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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