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Long Bay Surf Guide

Long Bay in Jamaica is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. The best wind direction is from the southwest. The ideal swell angle is from the east. Crowds are never a problem here.

Long Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Bay occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Long Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in October while 77% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
77%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Bay Location Map

Interactive Long Bay 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 Long Bay is Ken Jones (Port Antonio) Airport (POT) in Jamaica, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Bay is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN), also in Jamaica, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Long Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 06:31 Local Time
Tuesday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SE
1.1
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.1
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
15
15
20
15
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Long Bay

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

Wind History at Long Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Long Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Long Bay: