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38th St Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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38th St Beach Surf Guide

38th St Beach in New Jersey is a sandbar break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include - Localism.

38th St Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 38th St Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at 38th St Beach 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 38th St Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 38th St Beach 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 38th St Beach Location Map

Interactive 38th St Beach 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 38th St Beach is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 38th St Beach is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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38th St Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 22:52 Local Time
TueWednesday 23
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period (s) 8 8 9 8
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
15
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at 38th St Beach

Surf stats for 38th St Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 38th St Beach

Wind stats for 38th St Beach, 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 38th St Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: 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
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To 38th St Beach: