Located in Ocean County, New Jersey, Harvey Cedars is a quality beach break peppered with groynes that build up the sandbanks for some great waves. The waves here can be a bit tricky and powerful, breaking for up to 100 meters throwing up barreling sections for you to tuck into. Paddle out can be rough on a big day.
What are the best surf conditions for Harvey Cedars?
Gets good from waist high to double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard or step up when the size arrives. All levels of surfer can have fun here, but beginners should stay away when there is size. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) and the length and identical nature of the sandbars helps spread out the crowd (5/10). The best winds area offshore from the West. The best swells come from the Southeast. Works best on low to mid tides.
We recommend wearing either boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures rise to 24 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 wetsuit is required to surf when the water temperatures plunge to 5 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Beach break OVER Sand BOTTOM