Surfing in Dewey Beach, Sussex County, Delaware USA

Wave Quality:
Wave Type:
Wave Direction:
Right and left
Swell Direction:
Southeast, east
Wind Direction:
Northwest, west, southwest
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The fact that Dewey Beach has been awarded with a 5 star rating for its excellent water quality, attracts many people from every corner of the earth.

The town of Dewey Beach lies on a small strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. Although it is a small town, especially in summer season, the spot hosts many visitors. Most of them are surfing enthusiasts. Having the weather conditions on your favor, the only things required to feel the adrenaline at the highest level, are good mood and a lot of passion.

On Dewey Beach the wave quality is sloppy, the wave type is beach-break, the wave direction is right and left, the wave bottom is sandy and the wave power is powerless. Normal length is short (50 m/164 ft) and on good days can reach normal (50 to 150 m/164 to 492 ft). Good swell direction is at southeast and east and the swell size starts working at 1.0 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holds up to 2 m+/6 ft+. The best tide position is low and mid tide, and the best tide movement is rising tide.

So, let the sun warm your body and stand out a mile with an amazing surfing performance. Good wind direction is at northwest, west and southwest. If you visit this spot on September, you will be lucky to get in touch with the Dewey’s Beach Music Conference. Bear in mind that during summer season, you may face parking difficulties. In this case you have to park on the west side of 1 and walk a little.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Maryland
105 miles, 168 km, 2 hours 21 minutes.
Follow the DE_16 E.
BY CAR FROM New Jersey
176 miles, 283 km, 3 hours 10 minutes.
Follow the New Jersey Turnpike S and DE_1 S.
BY CAR FROM Virginia
312 miles, 502 km, 5 hours 47 minutes
Follow the I_95 N.
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport,
51 miles ( 82 km )
Philadelphia International Airport,
110 miles ( 177 km ).

Dover is the nearest train station and it is 44 miles far from your destination.


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