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The South Jetty 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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The South Jetty Surf Guide

The South Jetty in New Jersey is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break favours right handers. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

The South Jetty Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
3.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The South Jetty:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The South Jetty with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in November while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% 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
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The South Jetty Location Map

Interactive The South Jetty 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 The South Jetty is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The South Jetty is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The South Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 16:45 Local Time
Wednesday 03Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.1
SE
Period (s) 4 4 4 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The South Jetty

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

Wind History at The South Jetty

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The South Jetty. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The South Jetty: