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Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Sands Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.7 °C

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Saturday, 30 May 2015, 14:36 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 45
S 50
SSW 50
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Sands in New Jerseyis a beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism - Pollution.

United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sea Bright, New Jersey, 1 km from Sands.

IS AT (local time)

Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Monmouth Beach, 3 km from Sands.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Sands

Buoy Data:

At New York Harbour Buoy, 14 miles from Sands.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 9

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Overall Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Also see Sands surf quality by season and Sands surf quality by month.

Sands Location Maps

Sands Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sands:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sands:

Tide stations nearest to Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    Sea Bright
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Highlands, Route 36 bridge, Shrewsbury River
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Oceanic Bridge, Navesink River
    2 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Long Branch Reach, Shrewsbury River
    3 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Sands:

  • Closest ski area
    Campgaw Mountain (United States)
    48 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sterling Forest Ski Center (United States)
    59 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center (United States)
    62 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mountain Creek Resort (United States)
    63 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Hidden Valley Club (United States)
    63 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Sands:

  • Closest city location
    Long Branch (United States)
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Coney Island (United States)
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Bensonhurst (United States)
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Perth Amboy (United States)
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Brooklyn (United States)
    19 mi
Sands break location map and break info

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