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Bay Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Bay Head Spot ID

Labor day weekend, Bay Head photo

Bay Head

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Bay Head

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 05:05 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 20
SW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross-

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Bay Head in New Jersey is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks favour rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New-Jersey wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beaverdam Creek entrance, New Jersey, 2 km from Bay Head.

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Bay Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Point Pleasant Beach, 2 km from Bay Head.

wind obs. (0 kph from 231 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Bay Head

Buoy Data:

At Barnegat, NJ, 25 miles from Bay Head.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Bay Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bay Head is Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bay Head is Mc Guire Afb (Wrightstown) Airport (WRI), also in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) in USA is 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bay Head and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
Bay Head break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bay Head, New Jersey. Use the tab navigation above to view Bay Head sea temperature, Bay Head photographs, Bay Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bay Head webcams, current wind from New Jersey live weather stations and Bay Head tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bay Head.