Located on Fire Island on Long Island in New York, Robert Moses State Park is a long curved beach break that thunders over a sand bottom. The parts of the beach facing East are more consistent, but the best waves come when a big swell wraps around, created perfect lefts on the more sheltered side. The waves here are straightforward to surf and break for up to 100 meters, providing great sections for manoeuvres.
What are the best surf conditions for Robert Moses State Park?
gets good from waist high to triple overhead. A longboard will work well here when small, but a shortboard is best when swell arrives. Robert Moses State Park will have opportunities to surf for all skill levels of surfer. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) and due to easy access gets insanely crowded (10/10). Works on all tides. Best swells are from the East, South, and Southeast. The best winds come from the Northwest, but the best direction does change with the curve of the beach.
We recommend wearing boardshorts in the summer when water temperatures rise to 23 degrees. Winter is another story when a 5/4 wetsuit with a hood, booties, and gloves are a must to stay warm in the 4-degree water. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.