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Ditch Plains ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Ditch Plains Surf Guide

Ditch Plains in Long Island NY is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Ditch Plains Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ditch Plains:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ditch Plains occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ditch Plains with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in December while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% 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).

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Interactive Ditch Plains 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 Ditch Plains is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ditch Plains is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD), also in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Ditch Plains Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 09:25 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 8 3 4
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 20
SW 30
SW 25
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Ditch Plains

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

Wind History at Ditch Plains

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

Ditch Plains Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Big Bri from United States
“Ditch Plains is a great beach that breaks quite consistently (compared with most East Coast locations), I was lucky enough to hit it end of August last year right as a hurricane came up off the cost and there were double over head conditions with sunshine.

The life guards are a pain in the f&*ing ass unless your a local and know them. Of course it can get insanely crowded so get to the beach around 7am and surf to noon and have a good morning session with low crowds. It gets crazy mid day.

The grub at the health food store in town and herbs market are both better cheap-ish options then the Ditch Witch truck @ Ditch Plains (I just don't understand the fascination with that).

Also the parking is retarded, stay in a house that is walking distance. Or make sure where ever your staying has permits for here otherwise forget it (you will get ticketed.... a lot).

Beware of rocks and yuppies.”

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