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Indian River (Northside) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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Indian River (Northside) break guidePhoto by: Samuel Lynch

Indian River (Northside) Surf Guide

Indian River(Northside) in Delaware is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks favour rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks, pollution and sharks.

Indian River (Northside) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indian River (Northside):

The best conditions reported for surf at Indian River (Northside) occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Indian River (Northside) 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 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Indian River (Northside) Location Map

Interactive Indian River (Northside) 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 Indian River (Northside) is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Indian River (Northside) is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Indian River (Northside) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 21:17 Local Time
TueWednesday 23
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.3
E
2.3
E
2.0
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 15 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
WNW 20
WNW 20
NW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Indian River (Northside)

Surf stats for Indian River (Northside), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Indian River (Northside)

Wind stats for Indian River (Northside), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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