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Latitude: 40° 35' N
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Cross Bay Blvd to the end. You're there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Use the Jetty to your advantage to paddle out.
Parking on street, No meters!, or in public lot.
West of the Jetty is more beachbreak with Both Rights and Lefts. watch out for old submerged
wooden groins- nasty sharp pointy things.
This is by no stretch of the imagination a Secret Spot. It can and does get CROWDED during the summer. More than likely you will not get a wave to yourself at the main peak. Try moving a bit west to catch the waves that swing a bit wide, or east to the next jetty (The Box).
On a good day this place can go off bigtime and everyone knows it. Even on an off day it can be fun. Even as crowded as it gets, generally speaking, If you leave the attitude home, you can have a good time.
By yowhateva , 07-04-2011
tips - Beware of the "sticks". These are old wooden jetties in rockaway and they can totally snag your leash. Theyre especially dangerous on heavy days at high tide where rockaway tends to get a strong easternly current which will rake unsuspecting surfers over these death traps. People injure themselves frequently and one sadly dies every year without fail from encounters with the sticks. My advice: check the shoreline for the markers before dropping in and dont leap off your board at the end of the wave.
By Anonymous , 01-10-2008
clown - shwhat is dees "skeg" you shpeek of? perhaps you mean a fin? however, i do not fault you, for you are but a mere shpeed bump from new york, the state with the most assholes per square mile.
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