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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 Surf Guide

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 best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rips, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and locals.

Poverty Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Poverty Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Poverty Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Poverty Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Poverty Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Poverty Beach Location Map

Interactive Poverty Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Poverty Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 16:52 Local Time
Tuesday 01Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.3
S
1.2
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
WSW 35
W 40
W 35
W
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Poverty Beach

Surf stats for Poverty Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Poverty Beach

Wind stats for Poverty Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Poverty Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Poverty Beach: