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North Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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North Bar Surf Guide

North Bar in Long Island NY is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. A right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks, rips and jellyfish.

North Bar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
3.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at North Bar 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 North Bar (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing North Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in April while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore North Bar Location Map

Interactive North Bar 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 North Bar is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Bar is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD), also in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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North Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 02:51 Local Time
Tuesday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 35
WSW 35
W 25
WNW
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at North Bar

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

Wind History at North Bar

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

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