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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 40° 35.274' N
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It is located right off Lido Blvd. across the street from the fire department in the town of Lido
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 directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
- Rips / undertow
on average days it can be a fun wave for anyone to ride, but when major swell hits this break it can be quite challenge paddling out and wave size can reach considerable heights and be very powerful.
If you are a surfer on long island Lido west is the place to be during the summer , b/c of its considerable size and crowds. During the late fall and winter its parking lot is usually blocked off but access is still possible. During these cold months this beach looks desolate and not very appealing to paddle out into, especially when there is a good swell. But overall it is a good fun and at times challenging wave to ride.
I learned to surf at this spot and have still been surfing it since. It is a very fun wave to ride and i will never get tired of surfing it.
By Anonymous , 23-08-2010
Locals??? - I'm a local and surf there on the reg. I've never seen anyone give someone a problem for not being a local... Thats just rediculous. Really friendly spot
By Anonymous , 09-10-2007
I love this place... - Lido West makes you a better surfer/bodyboarder. Don't believe me? Paddle out during a decent swell (doesn't need to be huge). Lido West jacks up higher and is more powerful than a lot of other beaches I've been to. I love this spot, and have met a lot of great people there. I also like seeing kooks get their asses handed to them on the ocean floor - they're usually the ones paddling back and forth in the lineup and acting like idiots, and get jacked right under the lip. LOL. I can sit on the beach all day and just watch people rip during the rare times we get hurricane/Noreaster swell. I love it.