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

Overall: 2.6

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Jones Beach Surf Guide

Jones Beach in Long Island New York is a beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of - Localism.

Jones Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jones Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Jones Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in September while 55% 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
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
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 Jones Beach Location Map

Interactive Jones Beach 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 Jones Beach is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jones Beach is La Guardia (New York) Airport (LGA), also in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Jones Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 01:34 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
ESE
1.1
E
1.5
E
1.0
E
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 20
NNE 20
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Jones Beach

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

Wind History at Jones Beach

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Jones Beach:

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.