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Fortress ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Fortress Surf Guide

Fortress in Long Island NY is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Primarily a right hand reef break, although a left is also possible.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Fortress Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fortress:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fortress occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Fortress with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in July while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fortress Location Map

Interactive Fortress 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 Fortress is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fortress is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD), also in USA, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Fortress Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 13:53 Local Time
Thursday 22
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 45
W 50
W 45
WNW 45
WNW
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Fortress

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

Wind History at Fortress

Wind stats for Fortress, 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 Fortress. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Fortress: