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Fire Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Fire Island break guidePhoto by: Len

Fire Island Surf Guide

Fire Island in Long Island NY is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Fire Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fire Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fire Island occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fire Island 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 30% of the time in December while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fire Island Location Map

Interactive Fire Island 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 Fire Island is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP) in USA, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fire Island is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK), also in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Fire Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 00:04 Local Time
SunMonday 10
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.9
SE
1.2
S
1.5
S
Period (s) 4 4 5 8
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 20
ESE 15
WNW 20
N
Wind State cross-
on
on off cross-
off

Swell History at Fire Island

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

Wind History at Fire Island

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

Fire Island Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Treker Antone from United States
“Real mess of seaweed on Fire Island last weekend (July 28). Very disappointing and a waste of money to travel long distance with not being able to swim. Wish this site had that information.”

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