About Deal

The Long Jetty at Loch Arbor is located right in front of the high-rise apartments. It can hold the biggest swells that hit New Jersey. Controlled by a crew of locals, the middle peak does not play well with interlopers, but never fear, there are other peaks without the hassle.

The L-shaped jetty points southward and breaks best on a northeast swell. It gets a really steep right off the takeoff and can be somewhat clean when everywhere else is choppy. But beware of the rocks.

There are also a few other breaks in Deal that aren't surfed all that much. Many of the beaches are run by private clubs, meaning you have to known someone to get in. To make matters worse, there are no public parking lots in Deal, and street parking is heavily metered. In winter, you should be able to find a decent place to park; summer, of course, is a different story.

Source: Deal Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Can be heavy at main peaks but area to spread out.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can be crowded but room to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Key spots get pretty good at times.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Some spots have far paddles but not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rich homeowners, groins.

Access

Limited but doable, watch out for rich people who don't like surfers.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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