Fire Island Spot Guide

Fire Island Guide

About Fire Island

This notorious but pristine barrier island stretches for 30 miles (?km) with one access point, at the eastern end. 4WD is a must to explore the endless breaks that can get hollow and powerful. NW is offshore and it will break on all tides, but low incoming is best. Optimum swell direction depends on which part of the island you’re at, but it generally breaks on all swells.

Rarely crowded due to the large scope of choice. Lots of rips and currents. Annual 4WD vehicle passes are about $150. Renting a 4WD is much cheaper outside the NY metropolitan area.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Fire Island
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • E - S E - S
  • North Westerly North Westerly
  • 10 2 Swell Range 2 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview