SUP in Jax Beach, Jacksonville, Florida USA

Skill Level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
All year round
Swell size:
Holds up to 8ft/2.5m
Best swell direction:
Southeast, East
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida State, located on the banks of St. John's River and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. With 300 days of long sunshine, a coastline of over 20 mi/32 km long, inter-coastal waterways and the largest urban park system in the country, Jacksonville is a paradise and a top destination for outdoor activities and holidays all year round.

Jacksonville has hot humid summers with light thunderstorms during the afternoon hours and mild freezes during winter. The overall temperature varies from 18 to 33°C (64 to 92°F) all year round.

Stand up surf paddling is among the favorite activities in Jax Beach, all year round. The temperature of the sea ranges from 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) in the summer months and from 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) in the winter. The size of the swell holds up to 8 ft/2.5 m and surf paddling can be really fun. The waves take both right and left directions with ordinary speed, making the spot perfect for beginner and advanced paddlers.

If you are a beginner and wish to take lessons or brush up your skills, it is best to visit the beach in the morning. However, those who are looking for that extra thrill while riding the waves, the sea gets rougher in the afternoon. When the wind is coming from North or West, paddlers can enjoy great rides. Note that the beach is crowded almost all the time when the weather is warm. If you wish to take lessons, it is best to choose a week day in order to avoid the crowds.