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Bethany ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.4

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Bethany Surf Guide

Bethany in Delaware is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. 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. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks and locals.

Bethany Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bethany:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bethany with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in August while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Bethany 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 Bethany is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bethany is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Bethany Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 September 2020, 06:24 Local Time
SatSunday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.8
ESE
0.9
SE
0.9
ESE
1.0
ESE
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 25
ENE 25
NE 30
NNE
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Swell History at Bethany

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

Wind History at Bethany

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

Bethany Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
  • ...

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Review
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Joe Bill from United States
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