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

Overall: 3.2

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Indian Wells Surf Guide

Indian Wells in Long Island NY is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Indian Wells Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Indian Wells:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Indian Wells with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in January while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% 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
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Indian Wells Location Map

Interactive Indian Wells 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 Wells is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Indian Wells is Long Island Mac Arthur (Islip) Airport (ISP), also in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Indian Wells Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 00:52 Local Time
SunMonday 17
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period (s) 9 9 6 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WNW 10
W 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Indian Wells

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

Wind History at Indian Wells

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

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