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Northeast US Surf Report
(North Carolina to Canada)

This surf report contains buoy data and images that depict the current state of the ocean and atmosphere in the swell window than extends from from North Carolina to Canada.  Use this page to track storms, observe arriving swells, and determine winds and tides at your beach.

Also see Buoy Data, Current Weather & Tropical Update
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Surf Cams
Arranged from North to South

Camera Location Refresh Rate/Provider
Maine
Kennebunk Beach Every 60 secs
Kennebunkbeachmaine.com
New Hampshire
Hampton Beach Real-Time
Hamptonbeach.org
Wellfleet, Cape Cod Every few minutes
Thebeachcomber.com
New England/New York
Cahoon Holllow Beach, Cape Cod Mass Daily or More
thebeachcomber.com
Narragansett RI Every 30 secs
Warmwinds.com
Long Beach NY Every 30 mins
Surferjims.com
Babylon NY Real-time
bungersurf.com
Long Beach NY Real-time
longbeachsurfcam.com
New Jersey
Manasquan Real-time
NJsurf.com
Belmar 17 Ave Every 30 secs
Eastern Lines
Belmar Periodically
Belmarcam.com
Point Pleasant Every 90 secs
Exit 98.com
Sea Isle City Every 3 mins
Heritage Surf & Sport Heritagesurf.com
Brigantine Once daily
Rbbsurf.com
Ocean City 41st St Realtime
OceanCityNJ.com
Avalon Every 2 mins
Coastal Monitoring Network
Cape May Realtime
Shorecam.com
Maryland/Deleware
Ocean City MD Still Image
Malibus.com
Virgina
 

 

 

Stormsurf Buoys
(Click a buoy for detailed swell and surf data)

Boston Bay Mass. Bay/Stellwagen Isle of Shoals, NH Gulf of Maine Western Maine Shelf Portland Casco Bay Central Maine Shelf Matinicus Rock, ME West Penobscot Bay Jordan Basin East Maine Shelf Mt Desert Rock, ME Scotian Shelf Jonesport

 

SE Cape Cod Georges Bank Buzzards Bay, MA Montauk Pt Nantucket Long Island Ambrose Light, NY Hotel Deleware Bay Chesapeake Light,VA Virginia Beach Duck Pier, NC

 

 

NOAA Buoys
Arranged from North to South
Courtesy: NBDC & NOAA OMB

Current Observations Swell Forecast
Buoy Number Buoy Name Primary Observation Secondary Observation Spectral Density of Current Observation 6 hr Hindcast & 180 hr Forecast
(NOAA OMB)
CANADA
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map  
44138 SW Grand Banks Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
44139 Banqureau Buoy NDBC Met    
44141 Laurentian Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
44137 East Scotia Slope Buoy NDBC Met    
44142 La Have Bank Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
44251 Nickerson Bank NDBC Met    
44258 Halifax Harbor NDBC Met    
44255 NE Burgeo Bank NDBC Met    
NE US COAST
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map    
44011 Georges Bank Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
44008 Nantucket Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Nearshore  
44005 Gulf of Maine Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
44007 Portland Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
44013 Boston Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
44025 Long Island NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
SE US COAST
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map North
& South
   
44004 Hotel Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41001 East Hatteras Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Nearshore  
44009 Deleware Bay Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
44014 Viriginia Beach Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast

 

  • NDBC = National Data Buoy Center - Primary Source for Wave and Wind Observations
  • Wave Met = Links to the NDBC FTP server which is often up when the prime web server is down.
    Two links provided: One to detailed 'Wave' data, the other to 'Meteorlogical' data (including Significant Sea heights). Heights are in meters, Time in GMT/UTC. Field descriptions can be found here: Wave Met
  • Spec Dens = Links to the National Data Buoy Center. Dispalys the amount of energy in each spectral band by period.
  • Buoy Forecast is from the Wavewatch III Wave Model courtesy of NOAA OMB.
    Tabular display tracks up to 6 swells as they converge on any buoy simultaneously. Identifies Significant Wave Height, Swell Height, Period and Direction hourly for the previous 12 hours and 72 hours into the future. Wherever possible, the Regional Model is used to increase accuracy. Heights are in meters, Period in seconds. Direction indicates where the swell is heading. Add or substract 180 degrees to calcuate where it came from.

 

Spectral Density
(Long Island Buoy 44025)

Wave Trend for Offshore Buoy 44004
Hotel Buoy
Courtesy: National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)

Swell Height (in ft) & Period (in secs)

 

 

North Atlantic GOES-8 Infrared Satellite Image
Courtesy: UNISYS/University of Purdue

 

 

Wind Conditions via RUC2 Model
(updated every 3 hours)
Courtesy: NOAA FSL

Northeast US Coast

 

 

Current Global Winds Via QuikSCAT Satellite Based Sensors
(Ascending Pass)
Courtesy: NOAA OPPT

 

 

Local Marine Wind Conditions Via QuikSCAT Satellite Based Sensors
(Ascending Pass)
Courtesy: NOAA OPPT

 

 

Current 00hr NOAA Wave Model
Courtesy: Scripps Research Institute
(Uses NOAA Wavewatch III Wave Model)

Height Period

 

 

Current 00hr NOAA Wavewatch III Wave Model
Courtesy: NOAA OMB

Height Period

 

 

NW Atlantic 00hr Regional NOAA Wavewatch III Wave Model
Courtesy: NOAA OMB

Height Period

 

 

Stormsurf Buoy Forecasts
(Click a buoy for detailed swell and surf data)

North Cape Cod (Virtual) Gulf of Maine Jordan Basin (Virtual)

 

Virginia Beach Deleware Bay Long Island Montauk Point Hotel Nantucket SE Cape Cod Georges Bank

 

TIDES

 

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