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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 Surf Guide

Sandy Hook/The Cove in New Jersey is a beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

Sandy Hook/The Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandy Hook/The Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandy Hook/The Cove occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sandy Hook/The Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sandy Hook/The Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in July while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% 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
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sandy Hook/The Cove Location Map

Interactive Sandy Hook/The Cove 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 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.

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Sandy Hook/The Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 21 June 2021, 05:12 Local Time
Monday 21
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.1
S
0.4
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.1
SE
Period (s) 6 6 6 18
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Sandy Hook/The Cove

Surf stats for Sandy Hook/The Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sandy Hook/The Cove

Wind stats for Sandy Hook/The Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Sandy Hook/The Cove Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Patrick from United States
“Nice waves overall. Try coming over to Anchorage; the waves get bigger as they move down the coast.”

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