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Long Beach Surf Guide

Long Beach_4 in Long Island NY 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 north northeast with some shelter here from west winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Long Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Long 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 42% of the time in September while 51% 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
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
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 Long Beach Location Map

Interactive Long 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 Long Beach is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Beach is La Guardia (New York) Airport (LGA), also in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Long Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 20:31 Local Time
Monday 23Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.2
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
15
Wind State off glass cross cross

Swell History at Long Beach

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

Wind History at Long Beach

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

Long Beach Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Brian Mckillen from United States
“Summer time ??? Unless a Hurricane or cold front rolls in ( unusual in summer months. WINTER TIME if you are willing to cover up head to toe you will find some excellent waves with over all great conditions other than the cold weather”

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