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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gilgo

USA, North East, Long Island NY

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 40° 37.009' N
Longitude: 73° 23.846' W

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Couple of miles east of Jones Beach. Drive along Ocean Parkway, east or west, and look for the Gilgo Beach signs. Parking lot is on the bay side.

English (Translate this text in English): Couple of miles east of Jones Beach. Drive along Ocean Parkway, east or west, and look for the Gilgo Beach signs. Parking lot is on the bay side.

English (Translate this text in English): Couple of miles east of Jones Beach. Drive along Ocean Parkway, east or west, and look for the Gilgo Beach signs. Parking lot is on the bay side.

English (Translate this text in English): Couple of miles east of Jones Beach. Drive along Ocean Parkway, east or west, and look for the Gilgo Beach signs. Parking lot is on the bay side.

DistanceDay trip

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Localism

 Additional Information

During the summer months you will have to pay to park () between 7am - 6pm(?) unless you have a town of Babylon recreational permit ().

English (Translate this text in English): During the summer months you will have to pay to park () between 7am - 6pm(?) unless you have a town of Babylon recreational permit ().

English (Translate this text in English): During the summer months you will have to pay to park () between 7am - 6pm(?) unless you have a town of Babylon recreational permit ().

English (Translate this text in English): During the summer months you will have to pay to park () between 7am - 6pm(?) unless you have a town of Babylon recreational permit ().

Atmosphere

longboard atmosphere, smaller and cleaner than other beaches especially on an east swell. It goes off on bigger days and is perfect for the fish or shortie

English (Translate this text in English): longboard atmosphere, smaller and cleaner than other beaches especially on an east swell. It goes off on bigger days and is perfect for the fish or shortie

English (Translate this text in English): longboard atmosphere, smaller and cleaner than other beaches especially on an east swell. It goes off on bigger days and is perfect for the fish or shortie

English (Translate this text in English): longboard atmosphere, smaller and cleaner than other beaches especially on an east swell. It goes off on bigger days and is perfect for the fish or shortie

General

kook land, why else would i post it. some good surfing still exists at this crowded spot

English (Translate this text in English): kook land, why else would i post it. some good surfing still exists at this crowded spot

English (Translate this text in English): kook land, why else would i post it. some good surfing still exists at this crowded spot

English (Translate this text in English): kook land, why else would i post it. some good surfing still exists at this crowded spot

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Jun 24, 2008
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By Anonymous , 30-12-2011

Gilgo - Gilgo is all about great vibes(there is basically no localism) in the summer it can get crowded but honestly there are so many different peaks and sandbars in the span of a half a mile radius that it really does not matter. gilgo is great for some summer slop with a longboard/fish and just hanging out on the beach with your buddies. In the winter its not really that crowded (and there wont be kooks) and it can get good and hollow at times... gilgo is just an average break it does close out and the currents can be pretty bad... but its still fun when you just want to have a chill relaxing session and some fun waist to chest high waves. Gilgo is the ideal beach to bring your family chill out and do some longboarding in the summer and grab a drink at the inn.. there are better spots and there are worst spots but if u dont feel like dealing with bad crowds (and you want something more spread out) and you can compromise getting some lesser quality waves (as compared to Turtles or demo )then its fine. Gilgo is pretty good on a S/SE swells but what you really want is light winds... gilgo can have the worst rip ever if the winds screw it up it will be impossible to stay on a peak and you will be drifting like crazy and your session will be shit. but other than that its ok and the scene is pretty cool too.

By Anonymous , 05-08-2009

hi - this is a beginner spot. even when the waves are good on LI, gilgo is still a slow wave with no vertical wave face. great for beginners and town of babylon kooks. plenty of guys out there on longboards and fish shapes that are just looking for an excuse to take their shirt off and will snake you just to go straight and not make the section.

By Bobby Bigrips , 16-07-2009

Hi guys ! - Hello, my name is Bobby. I will be visiting your break this weekend. I was wondering if my 10' Bic with green flames would be suitable. I am also looking to hook up with surf twinkies ... please email me

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