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The Cove Delaware Surf Guide

The Cove Delaware in Delaware is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

The Cove Delaware Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove Delaware:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Cove Delaware 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 31% of the time in July while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
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 Delaware Location Map

Interactive The Cove Delaware 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 Delaware is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove Delaware is Dover Afb Airport (DOV), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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The Cove Delaware Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 09:11 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 10 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at The Cove Delaware

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

Wind History at The Cove Delaware

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

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