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The Cove Cape May ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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The Cove Cape May break guidePhoto by: Gary J Moleta

The Cove Cape May Surf Guide

The Cove Cape May in New Jersey is a reasonably exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northeast with some shelter here from east winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.).

The Cove Cape May Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  pointPointIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove Cape May:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Cove Cape May occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf The Cove Cape May (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Cove Cape May with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in September while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Cove Cape May Location Map

Interactive The Cove Cape May 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 The Cove Cape May is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove Cape May is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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The Cove Cape May Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 12:19 Local Time
Sunday 27
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
E 5
SSE 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
on

Swell History at The Cove Cape May

Surf stats for The Cove Cape May, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Cove Cape May

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

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Discover surf breaks near The Cove Cape May. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    5km away
    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

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