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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 break guidePhoto by: Bonnie

Bay Head Surf Guide

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.

Bay Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bay Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bay Head occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bay Head (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bay Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in July while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bay Head Location Map

Interactive Bay Head surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Bay Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 01:52 Local Time
TueWednesday 28
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 7 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
W
Wind State glass cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Bay Head

Surf stats for Bay Head, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bay Head

Wind stats for Bay Head, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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