Your Deerfield Beach Surf Guide

Visiting or new to the area? Here is everything you need to know about catching some waves in Deerfield Beach.

Deerfield Beach Pier is a sandbar break that has unfortunately has unreliable and inconsisent waves waves. It is known to be best on a wind chop with the best in offshore winds from the west northwest. with a low-incoming tide. This is when you will see above-average pier, sandbar peaks. Summer hurricanes and winter storms offers the best opportunities and optimum conditions for surf. But, once a swell comes in you can usually expect to get something in both low and high tides.

Expect good days to sometimes be crowded. All our beaches have full amenities and paid parking. Average cost is about $3/hour.


Based on the last ten years data below are the seasonal trends and an idea of what kind of conditions you can expect and when.

Of course these are just averages - it's worth reading carefully to understand exactly what they mean and to recognize the kind of variation you could expect on a trip because an average can never tell the whole story.


This graph shows the percentage of days that had a ridable wind swell (7 seconds period or more) or groundswell (10 seconds period or more) of over 3ft. It also shows the dominant wind direction. Not all of these days will necessarily give great surf, and very short lived wind swells or longer period secondary swells may produce surf not recorded, but it gives a clear idea of the seasonal trend and a rough guide to the chances of scoring something ridable.



These swell averages are calculated ONLY on swells of more than 7 seconds period. This means this is the average height of a swell that's likely to produce ridable surf NOT an average of every wave heading toward the beach in a month. Likewise the period is the average period OVER 7 seconds. There will be days that have short period wind swells that won't produce and ridable swell and these are excluded from the averages. The consistency figure gives the percentage of days that meet this condition.

For example if the consistency is 50% you could expect the 'average' swell for about 15 days in the month. Of course an average tells only part of the story. A combination of very large and very small swells may produce the same average as a consistent medium sized swell.


Island Water Sports rents surfboards by the hour or day. Stop in the store to grab a board or pre-book a rental online here.

Looking for a new surfboard. Stop in the store for the best selection of new and used boards. We will even help you find the perfect travel bag to take that board home with you - or shop online now.


We offer FREE group lessons every Saturday morning. These popular surf lessons fill up quickly so, sign up here. You can also book private and group lessons right from our website. Click here to find out more.

October 07, 2019 — Cheyne Cottrell