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48th Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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48th Street Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.7 °C

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 14:48 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
SE
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SE
0.4
ESE
1.1
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Period (s) 10 11 11 5
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 25
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSW
Wind State cross-
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48th Street in Delaware is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Maryland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fenwick Island Light, Delaware, 6 km from 48th Street.

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48th Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Seabrook Ocean City wx, 5 km from 48th Street.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
28.9 °C

Current weather near 48th Street

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 20 miles from 48th Street.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
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Dominant period (s) 4 4 4 4

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Overall 48th Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to 48th Street is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to 48th Street is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 48th Street and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for 48th Street, Maryland. Use the tab navigation above to view 48th Street sea temperature, 48th Street photographs, 48th Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 48th Street webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and 48th Street 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 48th Street.