Surfside Beach - 93rd Street

Surfside, Florida

Surfside Beach in the seaside town of Surfside, stretches from 96th Street south to to 87th streets along Collins Avenue. Surfside has approximately a mile of public beach that will rival any beach in the world. Surfside's beaches are peaceful, clean, pleasant, safe, and is known as a family friendly area. While rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums line the ocean and Collins Avenue, one block inland, Harding Avenue, retains the feel of an old-style main street with small shops and cafes. The town community center is on 91st. Street, but is for residents and their guests only, though you can use the beach in front of the building.

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Surfside Beach en la ciudad costera de Surfside, se extiende desde la calle 96th sur hasta la calle 87th a lo largo de la avenida Collins. Surfside tiene aproximadamente una milla de playa pública que rivalizará con cualquier playa del mundo. Las playas de Surfside son tranquilas, limpias, agradables, seguras y se las conoce como un área ideal para familias. Mientras que los hoteles rejuvenecidos y los nuevos condominios de lujo se alinean en el océano y la avenida Collins, una cuadra hacia el interior, la avenida Harding, conserva la sensación de una calle principal de estilo antiguo con pequeñas tiendas y cafés. El centro comunitario de la ciudad está en la calle 91, pero es sólo para residentes y sus invitados, aunque usted puede usar la playa frente al edificio.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 20th, 2020. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 22nd, 2020 at 11:07 AM.
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Current Weather
28°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Surfside Beach - 93rd Street is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program from Tuesday through Friday and by Surfrider Miami (www.miami.surfrider.org) from Friday through Monday. FHB may recollect water samples from a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected. The information is updated by Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water.

All local sampling programs collect weekly recreational water samples to test for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB). Analysis of samples takes 24 hours to culture before results are available. DOH sampling occurs on Mondays; Surfrider Miami sampling occurs on Thursdays. All local sampling programs on Swim Guide also use the thresholds for water quality as written in the Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-69 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 70 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water. Swim Guide uses a color system to quickly indicate water quality; green=Good, yellow=Moderate, and red=Poor. Data more than a week old will revert the to “historical status”; clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly of pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

The DOH will only issue a formal “swim advisory” after two failed tests in a row; Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported. These conservative advisories inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.

Miami Waterkeeper will also mark a beach as "Special Status" if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example, a sewage leak, red tide, or oil spill. If data is more than a week old, sites will show a historical record of water quality data from a given site.

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is a volunteer-run citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. Surfrider Miami tests the same beaches as the Florida Healthy Beaches program, but on Thursdays, in order to increase sampling frequency. Anyone may view or download the results at go.surfrider.org/BWTF and miami.surfrider.org/BWTF. Visit Surfrider Miami at www.miami.surfrider.org. Any additional questions about Surfrider Miami’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can be addressed to Scott Stripling: atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org

The Department of Health’s Florida Healthy Beaches program is a state-run initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County and 33 other coastal counties in the state of Florida. The Florida Healthy Beaches program has been collecting and analyzing water samples from beaches and reporting FIB levels since 2000. (http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality)

Visit Miami Waterkeeper at www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/water_monitoring or email hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org if you have any additional questions or to view a complete set of monitoring data.

Water Quality Graph

Surfside Beach - 93rd Street

Surfside, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 20th, 2020. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 22nd, 2020 at 11:07 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
28°C
Mostly clear

Surfside Beach in the seaside town of Surfside, stretches from 96th Street south to to 87th streets along Collins Avenue. Surfside has approximately a mile of public beach that will rival any beach in the world. Surfside's beaches are peaceful, clean, pleasant, safe, and is known as a family friendly area. While rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums line the ocean and Collins Avenue, one block inland, Harding Avenue, retains the feel of an old-style main street with small shops and cafes. The town community center is on 91st. Street, but is for residents and their guests only, though you can use the beach in front of the building.

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Surfside Beach en la ciudad costera de Surfside, se extiende desde la calle 96th sur hasta la calle 87th a lo largo de la avenida Collins. Surfside tiene aproximadamente una milla de playa pública que rivalizará con cualquier playa del mundo. Las playas de Surfside son tranquilas, limpias, agradables, seguras y se las conoce como un área ideal para familias. Mientras que los hoteles rejuvenecidos y los nuevos condominios de lujo se alinean en el océano y la avenida Collins, una cuadra hacia el interior, la avenida Harding, conserva la sensación de una calle principal de estilo antiguo con pequeñas tiendas y cafés. El centro comunitario de la ciudad está en la calle 91, pero es sólo para residentes y sus invitados, aunque usted puede usar la playa frente al edificio.

Monitoring Frequency

Surfside Beach - 93rd Street is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality results displayed at this location were collected by the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Florida Healthy Beaches (FHB) program from Tuesday through Friday and by Surfrider Miami (www.miami.surfrider.org) from Friday through Monday. FHB may recollect water samples from a beach on subsequent days if a water quality issue is detected. The information is updated by Miami Waterkeeper (www.miamiwaterkeeper.org), a local nonprofit focused on ensuring clean water.

All local sampling programs collect weekly recreational water samples to test for levels of enterococci, a type of bacteria that indicates that pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with fecal pollution may be present. These bacteria are known as fecal indicator bacteria (FIB). Analysis of samples takes 24 hours to culture before results are available. DOH sampling occurs on Mondays; Surfrider Miami sampling occurs on Thursdays. All local sampling programs on Swim Guide also use the thresholds for water quality as written in the Florida Administrative Code, based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria: Good= 0-35 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; Moderate= 36-69 CFU/MPN enterococci / 100 mL of marine water; and Poor= 70 CFU/MPN or greater enterococci / 100 mL of marine water. Swim Guide uses a color system to quickly indicate water quality; green=Good, yellow=Moderate, and red=Poor. Data more than a week old will revert the to “historical status”; clicking the pie chart icon will reveal a summary of the prior yearly or monthly of pass/fail data. A sampling location is marked GREY when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

The DOH will only issue a formal “swim advisory” after two failed tests in a row; Miami Waterkeeper will mark a beach as “RED” on Swim Guide after a single failed test is reported. These conservative advisories inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.

Miami Waterkeeper will also mark a beach as "Special Status" if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example, a sewage leak, red tide, or oil spill. If data is more than a week old, sites will show a historical record of water quality data from a given site.

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is a volunteer-run citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. Surfrider Miami tests the same beaches as the Florida Healthy Beaches program, but on Thursdays, in order to increase sampling frequency. Anyone may view or download the results at go.surfrider.org/BWTF and miami.surfrider.org/BWTF. Visit Surfrider Miami at www.miami.surfrider.org. Any additional questions about Surfrider Miami’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can be addressed to Scott Stripling: atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org

The Department of Health’s Florida Healthy Beaches program is a state-run initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County and 33 other coastal counties in the state of Florida. The Florida Healthy Beaches program has been collecting and analyzing water samples from beaches and reporting FIB levels since 2000. (http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality)

Visit Miami Waterkeeper at www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/water_monitoring or email hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org if you have any additional questions or to view a complete set of monitoring data.

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