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The Cove at Sandy Hook ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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The Cove at Sandy Hook break guidePhoto by: Jack Flaherty

The Cove at Sandy Hook Surf Guide

The Cove at Sandy Hook in New Jersey is a fairly exposed beach and point(Jetty) break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for rocks and pollution.

The Cove at Sandy Hook Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and point(jetty)Icon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove at Sandy Hook:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Cove at Sandy Hook occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing The Cove at Sandy Hook with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in April while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
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 at Sandy Hook Location Map

Interactive The Cove at Sandy Hook 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 at Sandy Hook is John F Kennedy International (New York) Airport (JFK) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove at Sandy Hook is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), also in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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The Cove at Sandy Hook Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 22:19 Local Time
WedThursday 22
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.7
NW
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.1
SE
Period (s) 4 6 6 10
Wind (km/h) 40
NW 35
WNW 40
WNW 40
WNW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at The Cove at Sandy Hook

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Wind History at The Cove at Sandy Hook

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The Cove at Sandy Hook Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Review
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Lou Maresca from United States
“Caught this place about 10 years ago......
It was so good....big a frames take off in front of the rocks, barrel, spit out into the long wall of the cove.
Get it on a big south and you will never forget it!”

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