Surfing in Sunset Beach, Tampa, Florida USA

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Swell size:
From 3ft/1m up to 6ft/2m+
Tampa is a big city located near Mexico Gulf, on the west coast of Florida. It is surrounded by two bodies of water that flow into the Gulf of Mexico, offering a subtropical climate, hot humid days during summer with frequent thunderstorms and light freezes during winter.

The city is very well organized in regard to activities and recreational parks. According to Forbes magazine, it is the 5th best outdoor city in the United States. Sunset Beach is located in the southern end of  Treasure Island and features white soft sand and incredible sunsets.

Ideal for all surfers, the beach has normal wave quality that takes both right and left directions. It provides with good surfing conditions in all tide stages with a beach break wave. Best swell direction is when coming from Southwest, South while the size of the swell starts working at 3 ft/1 m and holds up to 6 ft/2 m and more.

With many schools and shops available on the area, this is a perfect place to enjoy the thrill of surfing, learn new tricks and meet new people. You can surf  in Sunset Beach all year round. However the best season is from November to April. Note that during weekends the beach is ultra crowded. Surfers should be careful of sharks and rip currents.