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Wildwood Crest ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.5

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Wildwood Crest break guide

Wildwood Crest Surf Guide

Wildwood/Five Mile Island in New Jersey is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and jellyfish.

Wildwood Crest Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wildwood Crest:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Wildwood Crest with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer 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).

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Interactive Wildwood Crest 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 Wildwood Crest is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wildwood Crest is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Wildwood Crest Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 03:19 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on

Swell History at Wildwood Crest

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

Wind History at Wildwood Crest

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

Wildwood Crest Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
  • ...

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Review
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Tom Pearson from United States
“Most comprehensive surf info site that covers the Wildwood surf conditions.
This site rocks !!!!!”

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