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South on highway 98 past Cape San Blas and through Apalachicola to Eastpoint, follow signs toSt George Island. At first stop sign go right to the beach road or park in the lot in front of you.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
St George is like much of the Gulf coast. It is the closest beach to Tallahassee. We find it surfable mostly in the winter and if a tropical swell comes in. You have to watch the weather to make this wave count. We have some beach parking along the road east and west of the hotel and shop areas. Have fun and the locals are great. Thanks
The island has great surf on south swells, but the points at either end have shallow water shoals and no decent waves.
Never a crowd and it is nice to see new folks out there surfing.
By Anonymous , 20-11-2006
- I'm from St. George Island, and this page is totally raggin on the island... Beginners wave? It's pretty standard... Cape San Blass just around the corner is steeper and faster when in decent size, but when St George Island gets good, it's usually DAMN good, and when it's sloppy, its fairly mellow most of the time, but not always.... And most of the time it's fairly consistent, at least with small waves, on some "flat" days. But i've lived in panama city beach and the island, and over all, i have to say that between the two, the cleaner waves ive ever seen have been on the island. But PCB gets better surf, and cleaner most of the time, but the Island gets more surf and better surf than this site gives it credit for. There's a "secret spot" (yeah, i named that one, but everyone caught on, so hey...)heading out toward the state park which is breaking before anything on small days. As for best and cleanest spot, "first peak" in the plantation (which you cant get into unless u have a pass)DAMN good little wave. And it's not a bad paddle across the cut to little St. George where the surf fires all the time. If ya ever visit, you should take a boat out there.
By Anonymous , 05-08-2006
sharks in the gulf coast - i have lived close to st. george island for many years now and just wanted to answer the shark questions. yes. all year round there is a large population of bull sharks and sometimes a few tigers. Per capita not too many people are bitten but i have seen a few people including surfers get taste tested. the water on a good day is clear but often is quite murky. if you plan to spend time in the water best just avoind sitting in schools of fish on the bars and when fishing don't keep bait in your pockets
By email@example.com , 22-05-2006
neat little place - went on vacation there in june of 2005. great fishing. water wasnt very clear on the bay side but pretty decent on the O-side.saw and caught some nice(big)sharks. brought my board but didnt even unload it. fun beach break. bought a skim board and played in it on that for hours on end. oh yeah, no chicks at all on that island under 40!! :(
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