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Belmar Surf Guide

Belmar in New Jersey is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. It's often crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Belmar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Belmar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Belmar occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Belmar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in September while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Belmar Location Map

Interactive Belmar 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 Belmar is Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Belmar is Mc Guire Afb (Wrightstown) Airport (WRI), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Belmar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 21:16 Local Time
SatSunday 04
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Belmar

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

Wind History at Belmar

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

Belmar Reviews:

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Based on 12 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.9
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.2
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Hunter from United States
“I LOVE BELMAR. This site rocks. Can't wait to watch the Belmar pro this year! I hear is supposed to be streaming the event live!”

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