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Jersey Shore report for Thursday, July 11th
Jersey Shore report for Thursday, July 11th

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MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.Life-threatening backwash currents are possible in the surf zone.

On the coast

Current conditions and forecast for Thursday morning

Risk of backwash Moderate
waves 2 – 6 feet
Winds From the southwest
13 – 22 miles per hour (Gusts 25 miles per hour)
11 – 19 knots (Gusts 22 knots)
Sea temperature 64° – 79°
(Normal 69° – 82°)
Air temperature 77° – 91°
Sunrise sunset 5:36 am – 8:27 pm
UV index 10 (Very high)
MORE WEATHER: Dan Zarrow’s 5-day forecast

tide

SANDY HOOK
Sandy Hook Bay
Low
Thu 6:17a
High
Thu 12:46 pm
Low
Thu 18:28
High
Fri 12:42 pm
LONG BRANCH
Atlantic Ocean
Low
Thu 5:41a
High
Thu 12:20 pm
Low
Thu 17:52
High
Fri 12:16 pm
MANASQUAN INLET
Atlantic Ocean
Low
Thu 5:53a
High
Thu 12:34 pm
Low
Thu 18:04
High
Fri 12:30 pm
HEIGHTS BY THE SEA
Atlantic Ocean
Low
Thu 5:45a
High
Thu 12:16 pm
Low
Thu 17:56
High
Fri 12:12 pm
COASTAL PARK
Barnegat Bay
Low
Thu 10:22 am
High
Thu 16:26
Low
Thu 22:33
High
Fri 4:22 am
BARNEGAT INLET
Barnegat Bay
Low
Thu 6:27a
High
Thu 12:34 pm
Low
Thu 18:28
High
Fri 12:29 pm
MANAHAWKIN BRIDGE
Manahawkin Bay
Low
Thu 9:56a
High
Thu 15:33
Low
Thu 22:07
High
Fri 3:29 am
SMALL EGG INLET
Big Bay
Low
Thu 7:03 am
High
Thu 13:22
Low
Thu 19:09
High
Fr 1:23a
ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic Ocean
Low
Thu 6:06 am
High
Thu 12:15 pm
Low
Thu 18:07
High
Fri 12:13 pm
OCEAN DRIVE BRIDGE
Townsend’s Inlet
Low
Thu 6:24a
High
Thu 12:32 pm
Low
Thu 18:27
High
Fri 12:38 pm
WILDWOOD COAT OF ARMS
Atlantic Ocean
Low
Thu 6:06 am
High
Thu 12:13 pm
Low
Thu 18:09
High
Fri 12:20 pm
CAPE MAY
Delaware Bay
Low
Thu 7:00 am
High
Thu 13:15
Low
Thu 19:07
High
Fr 1:22a
MORE TIDES: Information on 132 points along the New Jersey coast

Sea weather forecast

From the National Weather Service, Mt. Holly

Warning for small boats applies until late at night

TODAY: SW winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then S 15 to 20 knots later. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Wave details: S 6 feet at 7 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. A slight chance of showers late in the afternoon.

TONIGHT: SW winds 15 to 20 kts gusting to 25 kts, decreasing to 5 to 10 kts after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave details: S 5 ft at 8 seconds. There is a chance of showers in the evening, after midnight there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms with winds 1 to 3 NM.

FR: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas about 4 feet. Wave details: Southeast 4 feet at 8 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Afternoon fog in places. Wind speed 1 to 3 NM.

FRIDAY: South winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave details: Southeast 4 feet at 7 seconds. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely. Scattered fog. Winds 1 to 3 NM.

S.A.: South winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave details: Southeast 4 feet at 7 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Scattered fog. Winds 1 to 3 NM.

SATURDAY NIGHT: SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave details: SE 4 feet at 7 seconds. Chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. Scattered fog. Winds 1 to 3 NM.

SUN: Westerly winds around 5 knots, shifting to the southerly in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered patches of fog in the morning with winds of 1 to 3 NM.

SUNDAY: SW winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

MON: SW winds 5 to 10 knots, turning to S 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

MON NIGHT: SW winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Stronger winds and seas in and near thunderstorms.

MORE MARINE INFORMATION: Current forecast and more

Plan your trip

NJ TRAFFIC: If it’s in your way, it’s in our report
NJ BEACHES: Water quality alerts, jellyfish sightings and more

The data on this page comes from multiple sources, including the National Weather Service (weather), the National Ocean Service (tides), the U.S. Naval Observatory (sun), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (UV index).

Dan Zarrow is chief meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. The Shore Report is produced semi-automatically at 5 a.m. daily from mid-May through late September. Follow Dan’s weather blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed for your latest forecasts and real-time weather updates.

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When it comes to food, New Jersey is known for many things like pizza and pork roll. And when it comes to coffee, we’re not left out either.

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life for the average New Jersey resident, coffee is essential, whether you live in the cities of North Jersey or the coastal resort towns.

As the former owner of two coffeehouses on the New Jersey shore, Coffee Dot Comedy in Sea Isle City and Daily Grind in Ocean Grove, I know firsthand how much the people of the New Jersey shore love their coffee.

With that in mind, I asked my social media followers where the best cafes are on the New Jersey shore, especially since my two locations no longer exist.

Below is what they came up with. (And check out this other article for their recommendations for coffee shops and cafes in Central Jersey.)

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