Breezy Point, NY USA

Breezy Point, NY USA

  • Tide: Best bodysurfing conditions are noramally going off on the incoming mid tide
  • Wind: Blowing in from the NW is most suitable
  • Swell: A pumping SE swell is ideal
  • Notes: When the tide is outgoing the swell gets knocked down a little from the Hudson River outflow.

Break Information

This is a flat Sandy Beach no Hazards Most of Long Island has sandbars but this break has none as current flows towards Jetty.

When the swell is up this area can have 10ft+ waves with steep faces over 15ft Water and currents and rips is rough it is for experts only as there is a east to west rip current which will take you into Rock Jetty or out to sea.

The reaso it is so big down here there are no sand bars knocking down the swell from the Atlantic.

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Getting there

Breezy Point is in Queens, NY which is one of the 5 Boroughs of NYC. From a geographical point of view it is part of Long Island and is the furthest west you can travel, conversely Montauk NY is the furthest east you can travel.

Getting there is very difficult. The Beach is property of the USA Federal Government mamaged by the Parks Dept and is protected for endangered birds, Piping Plovers and Terns. There are no public amenities, no water, no vendors, so bring provisions. Parks Dept issues annual parking permits for fishing and surfing, but are limited and sell out in January 4 wheel drive access is available before May 30 and after Sept 1. The Surf Club is directly in back of this break & requires a membership but you can get a one day pass of $30 / person plenty of amenities pool pub showers etc. Adjacent to Surf Club is a private gated community no access.

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