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Manasquan Inlet break guidePhoto by: Jody Greeley

Manasquan Inlet Surf Guide

Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey is an exposed beach/Jetty break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and locals.

Manasquan Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manasquan Inlet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Manasquan Inlet occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Manasquan Inlet with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in July while 40% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Manasquan Inlet Location Map

Interactive Manasquan Inlet 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 Manasquan Inlet is Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Manasquan Inlet is Mc Guire Afb (Wrightstown) Airport (WRI), also in USA, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Manasquan Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 13:23 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 6 6 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Manasquan Inlet

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

Wind History at Manasquan Inlet

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

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