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55th Street Pier break guide

55th Street Pier Surf Guide

55th Street Pier in New Jersey is a fairly exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

55th Street Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 55th Street Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at 55th Street Pier occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 55th Street Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 55th Street Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in March while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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 55th Street Pier Location Map

Interactive 55th Street Pier 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 55th Street Pier is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 55th Street Pier is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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55th Street Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 23:58 Local Time
SunMonday 04
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross cross cross

Swell History at 55th Street Pier

Surf stats for 55th Street Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 55th Street Pier

Wind stats for 55th Street Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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