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Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Sands Surf Guide

Sands in New Jersey is a beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach - Localism - Pollution.

Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sands:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sands 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 50% of the time in July while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sands Location Map

Interactive Sands 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 Sands is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sands is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 03:09 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
20
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
on

Swell History at Sands

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

Wind History at Sands

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

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