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Poverty Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Poverty Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.8 °C

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 09:57 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
ESE 15
SE 15
Wind State cross-

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Poverty Beach in New Jersey is an exposed beach and reef break The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of rips, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape May Harbor, New Jersey, 1 km from Poverty Beach.

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Poverty Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape May wx, 4 km from Poverty Beach.


Air temperature
26.9 °C

Current weather near Poverty Beach

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 35 miles from Poverty Beach.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

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Overall Poverty Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Poverty Beach is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Poverty Beach is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA is 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Poverty Beach and is 86 km (53 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Poverty Beach, New Jersey. Use the tab navigation above to view Poverty Beach sea temperature, Poverty Beach photographs, Poverty Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Poverty Beach webcams, current wind from New Jersey live weather stations and Poverty Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Poverty Beach.