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Flies ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Flies Surf Guide

Flies_1 in Long Island NY is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Flies Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Flies:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Flies with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Flies Location Map

Interactive Flies 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 Flies is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Flies is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Flies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 22:54 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SE
0.7
SE
0.8
SE
0.7
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SW 5
WSW 15
SW
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Swell History at Flies

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

Wind History at Flies

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Flies. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away

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