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Latest Rip Current Forecast

(The Surf/Ripcurrent forecast starts the weekend before Memorial Day weekend and ends September 30)

 

 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 the weekend before Memorial Day weekend and ends September 30 every year


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Surf Zone Forecast for New Jersey and Delaware
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

NJZ014-210030-
Eastern Monmouth-
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....Moderate. 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 alone or at night. Always have
a flotation device with you in the water.
Weather.............Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
High Temperature....In the lower 90s.
Ultraviolet Index...10 - Very High.
Lightning Threat....Low. Implies that there is little chance of
thunderstorms.
Surf................Around 2 feet.
Surf Temperature....75 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 2 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............Southwest winds around 5 mph.

Tide information...

At Belmar...

High tide at 4:53 AM...
Low tide at 10:59 AM...
High tide at 5:21 PM...
Low tide at 11:56 PM...

$$

NJZ026-210030-
Coastal Ocean-
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....Moderate. 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 alone or at night. Always have
a flotation device with you in the water.
Weather.............Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
High Temperature....In the upper 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...10 - Very High.
Lightning Threat....Low. Implies that there is little chance of
thunderstorms.
Surf................2 to 3 feet.
Surf Temperature....78 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 2 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tide information...

At Barnegat Inlet...

High tide at 5:22 AM...
Low tide at 11:33 AM...
High tide at 5:49 PM...

$$

NJZ025-210030-
Coastal Atlantic-
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....Moderate. 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 alone or at night. Always have
a flotation device with you in the water.
Weather.............Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
High Temperature....Around 90.
Ultraviolet Index...10 - Very High.
Lightning Threat....Low. Implies that there is little chance of
thunderstorms.
Surf................Around 3 feet.
Surf Temperature....80 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 2 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tide information...

At Atlantic City...

High tide at 5:06 AM...
Low tide at 11:07 AM...
High tide at 5:39 PM...

$$

NJZ024-210030-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....Moderate. 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 alone or at night. Always have
a flotation device with you in the water.
Weather.............Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon.
High Temperature....Around 90.
Ultraviolet Index...10 - Very High.
Lightning Threat....Low. Implies that there is little chance of
thunderstorms.
Surf................Around 3 feet.
Surf Temperature....78 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 2 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tide information...

At Cape May...

High tide at 5:40 AM...
Low tide at 11:28 AM...
High tide at 6:13 PM...

$$

DEZ004-210030-
Delaware Beaches-
530 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....Moderate. 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 alone or at night. Always have
a flotation device with you in the water.
Weather.............Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon.
High Temperature....In the lower 90s.
Ultraviolet Index...10 - Very High.
Lightning Threat....Low. Implies that there is little chance of
thunderstorms.
Surf................2 to 3 feet.
Surf Temperature....74 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 2 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............West winds around 5 mph, becoming south in the
afternoon.

Tide information...

At Rehoboth Beach...

High tide at 5:18 AM...
Low tide at 11:22 AM...
High tide at 5:57 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