About Twin Piers

Bradenton's best break for surfers seeking a little punch is Twin Piers. Don't let the name fool you; there are actually three, so keep that in mind as you head south on the beach road. Like most Southwest Florida surf spots, Twin Piers works best with higher water, so check it out on a N wind with an incoming to high tide. If you run into a crowd, keep looking north or south.

Source: Twin Piers Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv


Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Gets crowded at times but can spread out.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Old dependable, twin piers is actually three piers with the best wave between the center and northern most pier and sometimes on the N side of the northern most pier. Picks up a wide variety of directions. It is going to be crowded, people drive here to surf this wave from all over the Champa Bay area and access is easy.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

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

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

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

Additional Information


Just your standard selection of sharks, rays and jellies.


Easy, park right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, skimming



Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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