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Gilgo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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Gilgo Surf Guide

Gilgo in Long Island New York is a beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Likely to be crowded if working.

Gilgo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gilgo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gilgo occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Gilgo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in September while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gilgo Location Map

Interactive Gilgo 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 Gilgo is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gilgo is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Gilgo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 08:04 Local Time
Friday 16
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.9
ESE
Period (s) 6 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 25
WNW 30
W
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gilgo

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

Wind History at Gilgo

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

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