Surfing in Spoils Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Skill level:
Intermediate and advanced
Swell size:
1.5m/5ft up to 2m/6ft
Fort Lauderdale's city is located on the southeast coast of Florida State, between Palm Beach and Miami. Commonly known as the "Venice of America" and being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean with numerous scenic inland waterways, this place is a paradise for visitors and home to many outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels.

Spoils Beach is located on the north of the Port Everglades inlet, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world and it is the southern end of Port Lauderdale’s long sandy beach. For those who are into surfing, Spoils is a unique spot. Despite the fact that the area is located outside the tropics, it features a tropical rain forest climate with hot and humid summers with an average temperature of 86–90°F (30–32°C)  and warm and dry winters with an average temperature of  75–82°F (24–28°C).

The quality of the wave is normal, occasionally barreling, with fast and powerful speed, taking both left and right directions, while the size of the swell starts working from 1.5 m/5 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft  and more. The best wind direction is when coming from northwest, west and the best tide position is mid and high tide, best surfed after a hurricane when the winds brow from offshore.

Surfing in Spoils is suitable for experienced surfers only. When the hurricane season begins from June until the end of November,  Fort Lauderdale is affected usually on September and October and provides extreme surfing conditions for advanced surfers. Surfers should be careful of  rocks, rip currents and boats. Note that when the tide is low, it gets very shallow.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Fort Lauderdale
4.2mi/6.7km, 12mins
Head west on E Broward Blvd toward N Andrews Ave, Take the 1st right onto N Andrews Ave, Take the 1st right onto NE 1st St, Turn right onto FL-5 S/U.S. 1 S, Turn left onto SE 17th St, Continue onto Seabreeze Blvd. Slight right onto Mayan Dr, Turn right onto S Ocean Dr, Turn left to stay on S Ocean Dr, Take the 1st left onto Anchor Dr and continue straight toward the beach.
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport,
5.6mi/9km from Spoils Beach

Amtrak provides passenger service to other cities on the Atlantic coast via the Fort Lauderdale station. Tri-Rail provides with commuter service between Palm Beach County, Broward County (including two stations in Fort Lauderdale), and Miami-Dade County.

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