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Latest Rip Current Forecast

(The Surf/Rip Current forecast starts May 20, 2020 and ends September 30, 2020)

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

This was the final forecast for 2019, October 5th:


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Surf Zone Forecast for New Jersey and Delaware
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

NJZ014-151800-
Eastern Monmouth-
Including the beaches of Sandy Hook
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Belmar...................Low at 09:35 AM EDT.
High at 03:57 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:25 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Belmar...................Low at 10:24 AM EDT.
High at 04:48 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/phi

$$

NJZ026-151800-
Coastal Ocean-
Including the beaches of Long Beach Island
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Barnegat Inlet...........Low at 10:13 AM EDT.
High at 04:34 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:41 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Weather.....................Partly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Barnegat Inlet...........Low at 10:59 AM EDT.
High at 05:20 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:23 PM.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/phi

$$

NJZ025-151800-
Coastal Atlantic-
Including the beaches of Atlantic City
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Atlantic City............Low at 09:48 AM EDT.
High at 04:25 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:44 AM.
Sunset......................8:23 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Atlantic City............Low at 10:35 AM EDT.
High at 05:13 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:45 AM.
Sunset......................8:23 PM.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/phi

$$

NJZ024-151800-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Including the beaches of Ocean City
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Cape May.................Low at 10:09 AM EDT.
High at 04:59 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:46 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Cape May.................Low at 10:56 AM EDT.
High at 05:47 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:47 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/phi

$$

DEZ004-151800-
Delaware Beaches-
Including the beaches of Rehoboth Beach
854 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................North winds around 5 mph, becoming east
in the afternoon.
Tides...
Rehoboth Beach...........Low at 09:59 AM EDT.
High at 04:39 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:48 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
Rehoboth Beach...........Low at 10:48 AM EDT.
High at 05:28 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................5:49 AM.
Sunset......................8:24 PM.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/phi


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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

- Maryland healthy beaches app