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Fire Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Fire Island Spot ID

Fire Island Secret Spot photo

Fire Island

Photo credit: Len

Secret Spot, Fire Island photo

Fire Island

Photo credit: Len

Secret Spot, Fire Island photo

Fire Island

Photo credit: Len

SUP, Fire Island photo

Fire Island

Photo credit: Len

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.3 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 00:21 Local time
ThuFriday 14
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-
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Fire Island in Long Island NY is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New-York wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Smith Point Bridge, Narrow Bay, Long Island, New York, 1 km from Fire Island.

IS AT (local time)

Fire Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Shirley, 4 km from Fire Island.

fresh winds from the ESE

Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Fire Island

Buoy Data:

At Central Long Island Sound Buoy, 30 miles from Fire Island.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 5 5 4 4

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Overall Fire Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Fire Island Location Maps

Fire Island Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Fire Island:


  • The closest passenger airport to Fire Island is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP) in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fire Island is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Igor I Sikorsky Mem (Stratford) Airport (BDR) in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Westchester Co (White Plains) Airport (HPN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Fire Island and is 80 km (50 miles) away.
Fire Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fire Island, Long Island NY. Use the tab navigation above to view Fire Island sea temperature, Fire Island photographs, Fire Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fire Island webcams, current wind from Long Island NY live weather stations and Fire Island 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 Fire Island.