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Sandy Hook/The Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Sandy Hook/The Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.0 °C

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Friday, 19 January 2018, 22:33 Local time
FriSaturday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
WSW 30
WSW 35
Wind State off off off off

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Sandy Hook/The Cove in New Jerseyis a beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Highlands, New Jersey, 2 km from Sandy Hook/The Cove.

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Sandy Hook/The Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bay Avenue Highlands wx, 2 km from Sandy Hook/The Cove.


Air temperature
1.0 °C

Current weather near Sandy Hook/The Cove

Buoy Data:

At New York Harbour Buoy, 15 miles from Sandy Hook/The Cove.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 7 9 9 10

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Overall Sandy Hook/The Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Sandy Hook/The Cove is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandy Hook/The Cove is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is La Guardia (New York) Airport (LGA) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Teterboro Airport (TEB) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Lakehurst Naes Airport (NEL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Sandy Hook/The Cove and is 53 km (33 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandy Hook/The Cove, New Jersey. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandy Hook/The Cove sea temperature, Sandy Hook/The Cove photographs, Sandy Hook/The Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandy Hook/The Cove webcams, current wind from New Jersey live weather stations and Sandy Hook/The Cove 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 Sandy Hook/The Cove.