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Latest Rip Current Forecast

(The Surf/Ripcurrent forecast starts May 20, 2016 and ends September 30, 2016)

 

 Low Risk
A low risk of rip currents implies that wind and wave conditions are not expected to support the development of enhanced rip currents. However, Rip Currents are always possible, especially near jetties and other structures.
Moderate Risk
A moderate risk of rip currents implies that individuals planning to enter the surf should check with local beach patrols first. Be sure to swim within sight of a life guard, and never swim alone or at night.
High Risk
A high risk of rip currents means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf. 
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The Surf/Ripcurrent forecast starts May 20, 2016 - the weekend before Memorial Day weekend and ends September 30, 2016


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SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.FOR THE BEACHES OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE...

NJZ014-271530-
EASTERN MONMOUTH-
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TOMORROW...
SKY WEATHER......... CLOUDY UNTIL 11 AM...THEN PARTLY SUNNY.
SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
SURF................ 3 TO 4 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTH SWELL 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 6 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 71 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 1 - LOW.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... MODERATE. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.
SWIM ONLY IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT BELMAR...

HIGH TIDE AT 5:12 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:14 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 5:31 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:51 PM...

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NJZ026-271530-
COASTAL OCEAN-
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TOMORROW...
SKY WEATHER......... CLOUDY. SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
SURF................ 3 TO 5 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTH SWELL 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 6 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 71 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 1 - LOW.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... MODERATE. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.
SWIM ONLY IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT BARNEGAT INLET...

HIGH TIDE AT 5:38 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:50 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 5:57 PM...

$$

NJZ025-271530-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TOMORROW...
SKY WEATHER......... CLOUDY. SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
SURF................ 3 TO 4 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTH SWELL 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 6 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 72 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 1 - LOW.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... MODERATE. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.
SWIM ONLY IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT ATLANTIC CITY...

HIGH TIDE AT 5:37 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:34 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 5:55 PM...

$$

NJZ024-271530-
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TOMORROW...
SKY WEATHER......... CLOUDY. SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH...DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ 3 TO 4 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTH SWELL 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 6 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 72 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 1 - LOW.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... MODERATE. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.
SWIM ONLY IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT CAPE MAY...

HIGH TIDE AT 6:11 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:55 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:29 PM...

$$

DEZ004-271530-
DELAWARE BEACHES-
829 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

.TOMORROW...
SKY WEATHER......... CLOUDY. SHOWERS WITH AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM
ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH IN
THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTH SWELL 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 6 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 74 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 1 - LOW.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... MODERATE. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT
STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.
SWIM ONLY IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... HIGH. IMPLIES THAT THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY OR
EXPECTED.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT REHOBOTH BEACH...

HIGH TIDE AT 5:44 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 11:45 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:11 PM...

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Additional Beach Information from other resources

NJ DEP Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program (Open/Closed beaches and conditions) 

- EPA Beach Advisories and Find information about your beach

- Delaware Outdoor Recreation

- Delaware River and Bay Authority

- NJ and DE Tide and Current Information

- National Buoy Data Center

Atlantic Coast Buoy and Light List for Navigation

- Maryland healthy beaches app