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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
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

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

NJZ014-010115-
EASTERN MONMOUTH-
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.TODAY...
SKY WEATHER......... PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 2 PM...THEN SUNNY. AREAS OF
FOG.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE MID 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 7 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 59 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 9 - VERY HIGH.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... LOW. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR
PIERS AND JETTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE
ELSEWHERE...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE TIDE CYCLE. SWIM IN AREAS WHERE
LIFE GUARDS ARE PRESENT AND TALK WITH THEM
ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF ZONE.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT BELMAR...

HIGH TIDE AT 3:08 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 9:36 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 3:48 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:19 PM...

$$

NJZ026-010115-
COASTAL OCEAN-
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.TODAY...
SKY WEATHER......... PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF DENSE FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE MID 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 7 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 60 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 9 - VERY HIGH.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... LOW. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR
PIERS AND JETTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE
ELSEWHERE...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE TIDE CYCLE. SWIM IN AREAS WHERE
LIFE GUARDS ARE PRESENT AND TALK WITH THEM
ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF ZONE.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT BARNEGAT INLET...

HIGH TIDE AT 3:41 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:13 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 4:22 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:57 PM...

$$

NJZ025-010115-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.TODAY...
SKY WEATHER......... MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 2 PM...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY.
WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE MID 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 7 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 62 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 9 - VERY HIGH.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... LOW. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR
PIERS AND JETTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE
ELSEWHERE...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE TIDE CYCLE. SWIM IN AREAS WHERE
LIFE GUARDS ARE PRESENT AND TALK WITH THEM
ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF ZONE.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT ATLANTIC CITY...

HIGH TIDE AT 3:24 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 9:45 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 4:08 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:25 PM...

$$

NJZ024-010115-
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.TODAY...
SKY WEATHER......... MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 3 PM...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE LOWER 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST IN
THE AFTERNOON.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 7 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 62 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 9 - VERY HIGH.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... LOW. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR
PIERS AND JETTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE
ELSEWHERE...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE TIDE CYCLE. SWIM IN AREAS WHERE
LIFE GUARDS ARE PRESENT AND TALK WITH THEM
ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF ZONE.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT CAPE MAY...

HIGH TIDE AT 3:58 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:06 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 4:42 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:46 PM...

$$

DEZ004-010115-
DELAWARE BEACHES-
605 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.TODAY...
SKY WEATHER......... MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
HIGH TEMPERATURE.... IN THE MID 70S.
BEACH WINDS......... NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
SURF................ AROUND 3 FEET.
SWELL............... SOUTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD..... 7 SECONDS.
SURF TEMPERATURE.... 64 DEGREES.
UVI INDEX........... 9 - VERY HIGH.
RIP CURRENT RISK.... LOW. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN OCCUR NEAR
PIERS AND JETTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE
ELSEWHERE...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LOWER
PORTION OF THE TIDE CYCLE. SWIM IN AREAS WHERE
LIFE GUARDS ARE PRESENT AND TALK WITH THEM
ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF ZONE.
LIGHTNING THREAT.... NONE.


TIDE INFORMATION...

AT REHOBOTH BEACH...

HIGH TIDE AT 3:47 AM...
LOW TIDE AT 9:59 AM...
HIGH TIDE AT 4:25 PM...
LOW TIDE AT 10:36 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