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

Overall: 2.8

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Hitherhills Surf Guide

Hitherhills in Long Island NY is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Hitherhills Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hitherhills:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hitherhills with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in March while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hitherhills Location Map

Interactive Hitherhills 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 Hitherhills is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hitherhills is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP), also in USA, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Hitherhills Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 14:16 Local Time
Saturday 10
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 20
SSW 20
SW 20
SW
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Hitherhills

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

Wind History at Hitherhills

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Hitherhills:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.