This is one of my favorite spots whenit's doing it.

This break can really go off with the right swell and tide movement. I have had words with a few whiny longboarders, but for the most part it's a laid back place.

Additional Info:
FA has suffered the fate of the Army Corps of Enginers. They have dredged the entire area from the Ocean Trace ramp to the state park and, while creating some other interesting breaks, have definitely ruined FA. It is no longer there, now there is just a peaky little beachbreak where it used to be. If you really want to go surf this area just go walking around north or south of the pier and find a peak, sread out, because there are plenty of peaks for everyone. Keep in mind the old adage "Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd." Just because there is a hundred guys surfing one wave does not necessarily mean it is the best wave in the area, especially when you are talking about florida beachbreaks. So go searching!
Limited Parking on weekends due to tourists. Most locals walk or ride bicycle anyway.


Right in front of the Howard Johnson Hotel in St. Augustine beach. This is a little protusion in the coastline.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerOrdinary, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 6ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers

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



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