About Manasquan

A S/SE swell, a W wind, and the bigger the better for this famous jewel of Joisey. Deep water leading to the inlet, a beefy jetty and good sandbars conspire to provide long barreling righthanders. Low to mid and closer to the beach if it’s smaller, when the tall jetty will provide some protection in a southerly wind. Will handle whatever the Atlantic can throw at it without shutting down. People have been known to paddle out the inlet in huge conditions. Generally regarded as the best wave in Jersey, this grinding board-snapper regularly gets as good as the photos. There are also good waves off the shorter jetties further up the beach.

Always heavily crowded with plenty of attitude out in the water until it gets big enough to thin out the pretenders. Lots of currents and drift to contend with. Free roadside parking in winter, but summer brings meters and tags.

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Stormrider Guide for Manasquan
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty
  • Sand Sand
  • NE - S NE - S
  • Westerly Westerly
  • 15 2 Swell Range 2 - 15ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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