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Coastguards ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Coastguards Surf Guide

Coastguards in Long Island New York is a sandbar break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Localism.

Coastguards Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coastguards:

The best conditions reported for surf at Coastguards occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Coastguards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in September while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% 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 Coastguards Location Map

Interactive Coastguards 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 Coastguards is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Coastguards is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK), also in USA, 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Coastguards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:22 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
W 15
WSW 15
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Swell History at Coastguards

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

Wind History at Coastguards

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

Coastguards Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Matteo from United States
“Are there any weather buoys offshore (over 20 miles out) that can view live weather conditions at that location? I am a fisherman and have been searching on line for a website that displays sea conditions offshore. (Jone Inlet)I have loaded up the boat w/bait,gas and tackle and got skunked because of weather conditions 25-30 miles offshore. I do have a vhf and watch the weather channel all he time however seeing believing.Can you help me?

Editor writes: How about Western Long Island Sound Buoy? select the buoys menu to show nearest wavebuoy data.”

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