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Follow the models, gays, & old farts to a very strange place called south beach. Go south to 1st street.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Put plenty of quarters in the meter, and don't leave keys hidden under car(mine got stolen). N swells are few and far between but when its good there are fast hollow waves. South also picks up knee-head high wind swells from a N-S wind direction.
Its always crowded no matter how big it is, and you better be bilingual. don't mess with me in the line up.(Nestor Menendez)
Powerful pitchin' A-Frame waves, the bottom is hard-packed fine sand
By islandhopper4life , 12-03-2008
Yes go there... - You're absolutly right much better up at delray, palm beach and deerfield no need to ever come down to Miami again. We never get good waves there is no such thing as a Noth swell, there are no fine ladies/models, the water is ugly and there is nothing to do at night.
By Anonymous , 29-01-2008
go to deerfield - surfed south beach and had the worst experience ever. surfed it on a good day(north swell and offshores) and the wave quality did not impress me. If its not a kook that drops in on you it sure will be the agressive locals cursing you out. It is so crowded I almost got my new JS dinged by a C surfboard in the lineup! totally NOT WORTH IT. I found deerfield, boca, delray and palm beach much more enticing
By islandhopper4life , 21-01-2008
sure... - Hey Rich, the "local" sceen at South has fizzled out big time over the last 10 years or so. So getting the shit kicked out of you for "not surfing good" is hard to belive. Do you understand the concept of dropping in on someone or cutting them off. I would guess you don't and that's prob what happened. It's kind of like crossing the street look both ways before you go. Nobody is just going to walk up and say hey ur a kook and kick your ass. Just about everybody here is a clueless barney and they don't get beatup because for the most part they stay out of the way.(if ur vocal) Next time ur in town stay by 5th St
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