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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

Delaware wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Bethany sea temperature, Bethany photographs, Bethany detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bethany webcams, current wind from Delaware live weather stations and Bethany 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 Bethany

Bethany Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:38 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
N 5
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Fenwick Island Light, Delaware, 9 km from Bethany.

IS AT (local time)

Bethany Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Selbyville, 13 km from Bethany.


Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Bethany

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 19 miles from Bethany.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 9 9 8 8

All wavebuoys around Bethany

Overall Bethany Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Bethany: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bethany: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bethany Location Maps

Bethany Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Delaware surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Bethany

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bethany:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bethany:

Tide stations nearest to Bethany:

  • Closest tide station
    Fenwick Island Light
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Indian River Inlet (USCG Station)
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Inlet (bridge)n River
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Oak Orchard
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ocean Pines
    11 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Bethany and is 93 km (58 miles) away.
Bethany break location map and break info