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1st Parking Lot Surf Guide

1st Parking Lot in New Jersey is a reasonably exposed beach and point(Jetty) break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rocks and pollution.

1st Parking Lot Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 1st Parking Lot:

The best conditions reported for surf at 1st Parking Lot occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 1st Parking Lot (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 1st Parking Lot with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in April while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% 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 1st Parking Lot Location Map

Interactive 1st Parking Lot 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 1st Parking Lot is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 1st Parking Lot is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away.

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1st Parking Lot Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 20:47 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at 1st Parking Lot

Surf stats for 1st Parking Lot, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 1st Parking Lot

Wind stats for 1st Parking Lot, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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