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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Turtle Beach

USA, Gulf Coast, Florida

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 Access

Drive out to Siesta Key. Drive south on the main (and only) road on the island until you see the sign for Turtle Beach on the right hand side of the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out to Siesta Key. Drive south on the main (and only) road on the island until you see the sign for Turtle Beach on the right hand side of the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out to Siesta Key. Drive south on the main (and only) road on the island until you see the sign for Turtle Beach on the right hand side of the road.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive out to Siesta Key. Drive south on the main (and only) road on the island until you see the sign for Turtle Beach on the right hand side of the road.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Turtle needs a bigger swell to break than the surrounding breaks in the area. When it does break it is often the best wave in the area. Can hold bigger waves with ease. Tends to have a strong longshore current. This is also the most powerful spot in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtle needs a bigger swell to break than the surrounding breaks in the area. When it does break it is often the best wave in the area. Can hold bigger waves with ease. Tends to have a strong longshore current. This is also the most powerful spot in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtle needs a bigger swell to break than the surrounding breaks in the area. When it does break it is often the best wave in the area. Can hold bigger waves with ease. Tends to have a strong longshore current. This is also the most powerful spot in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Turtle needs a bigger swell to break than the surrounding breaks in the area. When it does break it is often the best wave in the area. Can hold bigger waves with ease. Tends to have a strong longshore current. This is also the most powerful spot in the area.

Atmosphere

Hardly ever crowded. There are sharks in the area, but no attacks at this spot for a long time... if ever.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever crowded. There are sharks in the area, but no attacks at this spot for a long time... if ever.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever crowded. There are sharks in the area, but no attacks at this spot for a long time... if ever.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever crowded. There are sharks in the area, but no attacks at this spot for a long time... if ever.

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By anonymous , 31-10-2005

east coaster - i came to this place by chance and it fired during Wilma..honest to god head high,aqua-green barrels.it closed out occasionally but what the fuck,it's Sarasota.Locals say it's only been doing it's thing for like a month,about how often they get decent waves here..A good spot to know for next hurricane season though.

By anonymous , 18-06-2003

Opal sure fucked up Panama City - that place got hammered.

By anonymous , 18-06-2003

I remember Elena - I was like 7 years old and Elena came up in the gulf. Anna Maria Island was going off!!!! We bodysurfed it for hours. That experience pretty much got me hooked on waves.

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