Ditch Plains Spot ID
Photo credit: Laura Schreckinger
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW
Sea Temperature Today is: 4.0 °C
Ditch Plains in Long Island NY is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.
For Lake Montauk, Long Island, New York, 5 km from Ditch Plains.
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At Montauk Airport, 3 km from Ditch Plains.
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At Montauk Point Buoy, 25 miles from Ditch Plains.
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Overall Ditch Plains Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March
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Visitor Reviews of Ditch Plains
“Ditch Plains is a great beach that breaks quite consistently (compared with most East Coast locations), I was lucky enough to hit it end of August last year right as a hurricane came up off the cost and there were double over head conditions with sunshine.
The life guards are a pain in the f&*ing ass unless your a local and know them. Of course it can get insanely crowded so get to the beach around 7am and surf to noon and have a good morning session with low crowds. It gets crazy mid day.
The grub at the health food store in town and herbs market are both better cheap-ish options then the Ditch Witch truck @ Ditch Plains (I just don't understand the fascination with that).
Also the parking is retarded, stay in a house that is walking distance. Or make sure where ever your staying has permits for here otherwise forget it (you will get ticketed.... a lot).
Beware of rocks and yuppies.”
Big Bri from UNITED STATES - 31 May 2010
Tide stations nearest to Ditch Plains:
- Closest tide station3 mi
- Second closest tide station3 mi
- Third closest tide station3 mi
- Fourth closest tide station4 mi
- Fifth closest tide station4 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Ditch Plains is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Ditch Plains is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD), also in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away.
- Third is Hartford Brainard Airport (HFD) in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
- Igor I Sikorsky Mem (Stratford) Airport (BDR) in USA is 103 km (64 miles) away.
- Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ditch Plains and is 104 km (65 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ditch Plains, Long Island NY. Use the tab navigation above to view Ditch Plains sea temperature, Ditch Plains photographs, Ditch Plains detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ditch Plains webcams, current wind from Long Island NY live weather stations and Ditch Plains 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 Ditch Plains.