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48th Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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48th Street break guidePhoto by: Christina Colberg

48th Street Surf Guide

48th Street in Delaware is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

48th Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 48th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 48th Street occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 48th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 48th Street 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 44% of the time in July while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 48th Street Location Map

Interactive 48th Street 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 48th Street is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 48th Street is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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48th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 19:04 Local Time
Tuesday 22Wed
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 2.2
E
2.2
E
2.3
E
2.3
E
Period (s) 14 14 15 16
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
WNW 25
W 30
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at 48th Street

Surf stats for 48th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 48th Street

Wind stats for 48th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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