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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: 8.5 °C

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Sunday, 5 April 2020, 00:58 Local time
SatSunday 05
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SW 10
SW 15
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

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Poverty Beach in New Jersey is an exposed beach and reef break Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for 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.

IS AT (local time)

Poverty Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-CMAN4, 7 km from Poverty Beach.


Air temperature
6.7 °C

Current weather near Poverty Beach

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 35 miles from Poverty Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.4
Dominant period (s) 8 10 11 11

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Overall Poverty Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Poverty Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Poverty Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Poverty Beach Location Maps

Poverty Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Poverty Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Poverty Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Poverty Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Cape May Harbor
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Cape Island Creek, Cape May
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape May, Atlantic Ocean
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Swain Channel, Taylor Sound
    3 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Wildwood Crest, ocean pier
    4 mi


  • 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.
Poverty Beach break location map and break info

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.