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Mississippi Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access65
Water Quality83
Beach Erosion9-
Erosion Response-3
Beach Fill2-
Shoreline Structures2 5
Beach Ecology1-
Surfing Areas1NA
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Sea Level Rise{{{21}}}{{{22}}}

Inventory and Perception of Status

There's not much in the way of ridable surf along the coast of Mississippi. In fact, the state may win the prize for the least surf of any ocean coastal state. A series of barrier islands off the coast do a pretty good job of blocking any swell. Of course, there are rumors of swells wrapping around the ends of those islands, so for the adventurous surfer with access to a boat.....

Recognition by State

Mississippi does not officially recognize surfing as an economic, cultural, or recreational resource.

Surfrider Foundation Chapters

Surfrider Foundation does not currently have any chapters in Mississippi. If you are interested in starting one, please contact Ed Mazzarella, Director of Chapters, at

Information Sources

State of the Beach Report: Mississippi
Mississippi Home Beach Description Beach Access Water Quality Beach Erosion Erosion Response Beach Fill Shoreline Structures Beach Ecology Surfing Areas Website
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