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30th Street/Ship Bottom ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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30th Street/Ship Bottom Surf Guide

30th Street/Ship Bottom in New Jersey is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

30th Street/Ship Bottom Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 30th Street/Ship Bottom:

The best conditions reported for surf at 30th Street/Ship Bottom 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 30th Street/Ship Bottom (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 30th Street/Ship Bottom 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 49% of the time in July while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 30th Street/Ship Bottom Location Map

Interactive 30th Street/Ship Bottom 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 30th Street/Ship Bottom is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 30th Street/Ship Bottom is Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL), also in USA, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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30th Street/Ship Bottom Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 05:43 Local Time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at 30th Street/Ship Bottom

Surf stats for 30th Street/Ship Bottom, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 30th Street/Ship Bottom

Wind stats for 30th Street/Ship Bottom, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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