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Jones Beach State Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Jones Beach State Park break guidePhoto by: amy

Jones Beach State Park Surf Guide

Jones Beach State Park in Long Island NY is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Jones Beach State Park Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jones Beach State Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jones Beach State Park 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 Jones Beach State Park (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Jones Beach State Park 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 33% of the time in September while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
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 State Park Location Map

Interactive Jones Beach State Park 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 State Park is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jones Beach State Park is La Guardia (New York) Airport (LGA), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Jones Beach State Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 02:56 Local Time
MonTuesday 13
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.2
E
1.5
E
1.1
E
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 20
NNE 20
N
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Swell History at Jones Beach State Park

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

Wind History at Jones Beach State Park

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

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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.