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    Surfing in Late August on Bethany Beach, DE?

    Hi everyone! What are the waves like on Bethany Beach, DE in late August? I've been invited to join a group of friends for a week there (at Indian Harbor Villas, specifically) but would only want to go if there's waves to surf. If anyone is familiar with the area, do you know if they allow surfers in the water at that location? Thanks!

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    Summer waves.... 15% chance

    http://delmarvabeachguide.com/beaches/bethany-rules


    •No dogs permitted on the beach or Boardwalk from May 15 to Sept. 30

    •No bikes permitted on the Boardwalk, except from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily

    •No roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, motor bikes or motorcycles permitted on the Boardwalk

    •No littering

    •No tossing objects

    •No kites

    •During lifeguard hours, no ball playing, tossing objects, kites, or fishing

    •No alcoholic beverages or glass containers

    •No boats or vehicles on the beach

    •No fires

    •The beach is closed to the public from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily

    •No sleeping on beach from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

    Surfing is allowed north of Campbell Place

    •Stay off of rock jetties

    •Swim only between orange flags

    •No digging large holes in sand

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    Indian Harbor Villas is actually closer to Indian River Inlet (where surfing is allowed) than Bethany Beach. Mid August is pretty sketchy for any kind of waves in Delaware....15% is probably on the optimistic side.
    Last edited by mitchell; Apr 5, 2013 at 03:40 PM.

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    North jetty at Indian River Inlet was fun last summer on days when the swell was >4'. Smaller than 4' you pretty much had to go at low tide. Smaller than 2' it wasn't even ridable. Access is through a state park, so there is an $8 out-of-state parking fee per day ($4 in state tags, annual pass also available).

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    indian river= zoo . summer flat rent a sup and paddle around. good luck

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    Thanks so much for your advice!