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Margate Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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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 consistent24.9°C

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:

New-Jersey wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Margate Pier sea temperature, Margate Pier photographs, Margate Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Margate Pier webcams, current wind from New Jersey live weather stations and Margate Pier tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Margate Pier

Margate Pier Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 17:48 Local time
Thursday 09Fri
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
E 20
ENE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Longport (inside), Great Egg Harbor Inlet, New Jersey, 1 km from Margate Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Margate Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ocean City, 5 km from Margate Pier.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
32 °C

Current weather near Margate Pier

Overall Margate Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Margate Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Margate Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Margate Pier photo

Margate Pier

Photo credit: Mike Rinard

Margate Pier Location Maps

Margate Pier Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to New Jersey surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Margate Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Margate Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Margate Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Margate Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Longport (inside), Great Egg Harbor Inlet
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Dock Thorofare, Risley Channel
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ventnor City, ocean pier
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Ocean City, 9th Street Bridge
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ocean City
    4 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Millville Muni Airport (MIV) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Mc Guire Afb (Wrightstown) Airport (WRI) in USA is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Margate Pier and is 82 km (51 miles) away.
Margate Pier break location map and break info