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Dewey Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.5

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Dewey Beach Surf Guide

Dewey Beach in Delaware is a beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Crowds are never a problem here.

Dewey Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dewey Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Dewey Beach 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 42% of the time in July while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
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 Dewey Beach 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 Dewey Beach is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dewey Beach is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Dewey Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 12:17 Local Time
Tuesday 28
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
10
10
15
15
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Dewey Beach

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

Wind History at Dewey Beach

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

Dewey Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s55.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Karen from United States
“Was there Sat. Water was nice but beware - boyfriend and I both swam into a cloud of sea lice and it was a miserable thing!!”

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