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Margate Pier Surf Guide

Margate Pier in New Jersey is an exposed beach/Pier break that has very consistent waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips,crowds nr jetty.

Margate Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Margate Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Margate Pier 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 Margate Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Margate Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in November while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% 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 Margate Pier Location Map

Interactive Margate Pier 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 Margate Pier is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Margate Pier is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD), also in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Margate Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 16:49 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Margate Pier

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

Wind History at Margate Pier

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

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