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120th Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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120th Street Surf Guide

120th Street in Delaware is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

120th Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 120th Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 120th Street occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 120th Street (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 120th Street 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 45% of the time in July while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 120th Street Location Map

Interactive 120th 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 120th Street is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 120th Street is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD), also in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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120th Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 02:54 Local Time
Saturday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NW 15
WNW 20
NW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at 120th Street

Surf stats for 120th Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 120th Street

Wind stats for 120th Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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