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User rating (9)
Not to hard to access. The best break is probably the fifth street Jetty. Its on the main road.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, SouthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Nice place to take the family, but watch out for locals on long boards.
Fun wave, works best with NE hurricane swells.
Great place to go and have a good day of surfing. Take the family. Visit my web site for more info http://www.expage.com/gasurfing
By SuthrnsurferZ71 , 08-12-2010
E Beach - The last couple times I was up there visiting a friend the 5th Street jetty wasn't breaking at all, think the past hurricanes have washed it out. I will say East Beach and just at the tip before crossing the channel to sea island there is some good wave activity, just very sloppy, but it's surfable. I longboarded at east beach in late fall, it was very clean, small but more or less just fun session with friends.
By chrisss , 23-08-2005
new sandbar - there is a new sandbar that the waves kick up onto. It is to the left of the boardwalk/coastgaurd entrance. youll see it
By Jennings Fleetwood , 19-03-2005
St. Simons Surf Spots - Due to hurricanes displacing the sand in recent years, fifth street no longer breaks. The only place on the island that breaks is the stretch of beach directly behing the King and Prince, a famous resort. Occassionally East Beach might work, but the sandbars are extremely fickle. Usually the best bet in the area is the jetty on Sea Island, which can block wind and clean up drifty conditions. However, the access is limited and Sea Island is private property. I usually drive to Gould's Inlet at the end of East Beach and paddle across to the tip of Sea Island. Hazards include sharks hunting at the river mouth, fast changing conditions and rip tides. After surfing the river mouth and paddling back across the inlet, it can be difficult climbing over the rocks to get to the beach. This is not a beginner spot and depending on how high the tide is and how fast the river current is, the paddle out can be tiresome. This spot is constantly changing due to shifting sandbars around the river mouth. The inlet is best right before high tide and does not break at low tide (maybe on a hurricane swell). After paddling across, a short walk will take you around the dunes and up to the breaking wave, which can be out of sight from the parking lot. Bring a friend and don't cut your self on the rocks, there are lots of sharks in this area. Enjoy uncrowded waves and a possibly a good session with bros.
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