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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Commercial Pier

USA, South East, South Florida

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 26° 11.337' N
Longitude: 80° 5.651' W

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From the intersection at A1A and Commercial Blvd head east to search for what few parking spots aren't in use by the hordes of pasty-white tourists.

English (Translate this text in English): From the intersection at A1A and Commercial Blvd head east to search for what few parking spots aren't in use by the hordes of pasty-white tourists.

English (Translate this text in English): From the intersection at A1A and Commercial Blvd head east to search for what few parking spots aren't in use by the hordes of pasty-white tourists.

English (Translate this text in English): From the intersection at A1A and Commercial Blvd head east to search for what few parking spots aren't in use by the hordes of pasty-white tourists.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

South side fires on good N or NNE mid period groundswells that sneak down to Broward during hurricane season or on winter swells. Point-style lefts reel off after a ledgy takeoff hugging the pier pilings when the sandbar is established. Also works well on winter NNW refraction swells. Can also improve shape and provide some wind-blockage on messy NE wind chop days, and both sides can be fun on smaller SE wind chop.

English (Translate this text in English): South side fires on good N or NNE mid period groundswells that sneak down to Broward during hurricane season or on winter swells. Point-style lefts reel off after a ledgy takeoff hugging the pier pilings when the sandbar is established. Also works well on winter NNW refraction swells. Can also improve shape and provide some wind-blockage on messy NE wind chop days, and both sides can be fun on smaller SE wind chop.

English (Translate this text in English): South side fires on good N or NNE mid period groundswells that sneak down to Broward during hurricane season or on winter swells. Point-style lefts reel off after a ledgy takeoff hugging the pier pilings when the sandbar is established. Also works well on winter NNW refraction swells. Can also improve shape and provide some wind-blockage on messy NE wind chop days, and both sides can be fun on smaller SE wind chop.

English (Translate this text in English): South side fires on good N or NNE mid period groundswells that sneak down to Broward during hurricane season or on winter swells. Point-style lefts reel off after a ledgy takeoff hugging the pier pilings when the sandbar is established. Also works well on winter NNW refraction swells. Can also improve shape and provide some wind-blockage on messy NE wind chop days, and both sides can be fun on smaller SE wind chop.

Atmosphere

its a pier whick is a sand bar beach break. lots of bait fish, stingrays, and an occasionally shark. lots of KOOKS. most groms rip pretty hard due to the difficulty of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): its a pier whick is a sand bar beach break. lots of bait fish, stingrays, and an occasionally shark. lots of KOOKS. most groms rip pretty hard due to the difficulty of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): its a pier whick is a sand bar beach break. lots of bait fish, stingrays, and an occasionally shark. lots of KOOKS. most groms rip pretty hard due to the difficulty of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): its a pier whick is a sand bar beach break. lots of bait fish, stingrays, and an occasionally shark. lots of KOOKS. most groms rip pretty hard due to the difficulty of the wave.

General

Really only comes to life maybe 5-10 times a year, but is a fun spot that undoubtedly produces better waves than most sandbars in the Lauderdale area.

not all perfect waves. must be a dedicated surfer to surf here. most surfers have fun surfing here though. probaly one of the best breaks in ft.lauderdale.

English (Translate this text in English): Really only comes to life maybe 5-10 times a year, but is a fun spot that undoubtedly produces better waves than most sandbars in the Lauderdale area.

not all perfect waves. must be a dedicated surfer to surf here. most surfers have fun surfing here though. probaly one of the best breaks in ft.lauderdale.

English (Translate this text in English): Really only comes to life maybe 5-10 times a year, but is a fun spot that undoubtedly produces better waves than most sandbars in the Lauderdale area.

not all perfect waves. must be a dedicated surfer to surf here. most surfers have fun surfing here though. probaly one of the best breaks in ft.lauderdale.

English (Translate this text in English): Really only comes to life maybe 5-10 times a year, but is a fun spot that undoubtedly produces better waves than most sandbars in the Lauderdale area.

not all perfect waves. must be a dedicated surfer to surf here. most surfers have fun surfing here though. probaly one of the best breaks in ft.lauderdale.

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Fort lauderdale pier
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By iSAsurf , 19-02-2007

No Waves, but Beautiful. - I lived across the street to this beach at the beginning of hurricane season, 2006. I could see the waves brake form my living room. I saw pictures of this beach and expected at least something. However, there was nothing. There were two days that were surfable, but nothing really worth remembering with regards to waves. I am told this place gets descent waves, but with size comes chop and mush.I recommend getting into diving, fishing, skimboarding, and kite surfing. I have toured Hawaii and it can’t compare to the reefs and water clarity around this peer. Every fish I couldn’t find in California would fearlessly come up to me whether I was snorkeling or walking along the shore. The younger, local surfers apparently skimboard when there is no waves and have pulled more impressive maneuvers that I have seen at The Wedge and 1000 Steps (10th Street). Kite surfers, though rare, also wow spectators with their skills. The water is always warm and clear. I recommend this beach to ocean lovers that don’t have to surf to enjoy the beach.If you want waves, drive up to Coco or Sebastian. Though, don’t expect much and put on your driving shoes.

By tiago , 20-11-2006

Where to surf near Ft. Lauderdale? - Hello, I'm from Portugal and next year I will study at the art institute of fort lauderdale and since here in Portugal the thing I like best is beach, kitsurfing, jetskiing and surfing I would like to know where in ft. lauderdale, or somewhere near, can I have surf lessons and good waves to surf after that.. and perhaps you guys could also tell me more about the weather in ft. lauderdale, all year round.. I've been warned about hurricanes and stuff like that, but are they that common? usually how long do they last, I mean, how long will we have bad weather when an hurricane strikes? something like that... and perhaps talk also a bit about the city, and nightlife and stuff like that.. thanks!

By anonymous , 21-11-2005

- Is this in Pompano? There is no pier on FT. Lauderdale Beach.

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