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Experimental National Beach Forecast

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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
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

NJZ014-241600-
Eastern Monmouth-
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TOMORROW...
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.............Sunny.
High Temperature....In the lower 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................Around 4 feet.
Surf Temperature....70 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 2 to 3 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............North winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the
afternoon.

Tide information...

At Belmar...

Low tide at 4:22 AM...
High tide at 10:51 AM...
Low tide at 4:53 PM...
High tide at 11:10 PM...

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NJZ026-241600-
Coastal Ocean-
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TOMORROW...
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.............Sunny.
High Temperature....In the lower 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................Around 5 feet.
Surf Temperature....70 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast around 3 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............North winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the
afternoon.

Tide information...

At Barnegat Inlet...

Low tide at 5:08 AM...
High tide at 11:18 AM...
Low tide at 5:42 PM...
High tide at 11:38 PM...

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NJZ025-241600-
Coastal Atlantic-
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TOMORROW...
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.............Sunny.
High Temperature....In the lower 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................Around 5 feet.
Surf Temperature....71 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 3 to 4 feet.
Period..............14 seconds.
Winds...............North winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the
afternoon.

Tide information...

At Atlantic City...

Low tide at 4:43 AM...
High tide at 10:56 AM...
Low tide at 5:18 PM...
High tide at 11:13 PM...

$$

NJZ024-241600-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TOMORROW...
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.............Sunny.
High Temperature....In the lower 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................Around 5 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 3 to 4 feet.
Period..............13 seconds.
Winds...............North winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the
afternoon.

Tide information...

At Cape May...

Low tide at 5:04 AM...
High tide at 11:30 AM...
Low tide at 5:39 PM...
High tide at 11:47 PM...

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DEZ004-241600-
Delaware Beaches-
900 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TOMORROW...
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.............Sunny.
High Temperature....In the lower 80s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................Around 6 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 3 to 4 feet.
Period..............13 seconds.
Winds...............Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Tide information...

At Rehoboth Beach...

Low tide at 4:51 AM...
High tide at 11:12 AM...
Low tide at 5:29 PM...
High tide at 11:32 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