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Ocean City - 8th Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.7

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Ocean City - 8th Street break guidePhoto by: Dan Boyce

Ocean City - 8th Street Surf Guide

Ocean City - 8th Street in New Jersey is a beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Ocean City - 8th Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean City - 8th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ocean City - 8th Street 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 Ocean City - 8th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ocean City - 8th Street with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in September while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ocean City - 8th Street Location Map

Interactive Ocean City - 8th Street 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 Ocean City - 8th Street is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ocean City - 8th Street is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD), also in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Ocean City - 8th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 05:03 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
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Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
5
10
15
20
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Ocean City - 8th Street

Surf stats for Ocean City - 8th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ocean City - 8th Street

Wind stats for Ocean City - 8th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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