Originally Posted by RobS
you really have to know where the tide station is.
just a quick perusal found the tides you mentioned... but one had the station listed as barnegat bay:
So, guaranteed there is a huge difference depending on the bay side vs. ocean side reporting
Very true about knowing which station is where. The only 2 I use for the surf are Belmar and AC - most of the others are bayside or inlets which can vary a lot from the surf.
The only actual NOAA stations outside in NJ are Sandy Hook, AC and Cape May. Not sure where they get the Belmar data but it's been pretty accurate.