The Cove Spot Guide

The Cove Guide

About The Cove

The Cove at Sandy Hook picks up and handles swell from all directions. Better than 1st Parking Lot, a natural point here creates mainly rights and occasional short lefts when the wide section breaks. Low to mid tide on a southerly swell is going to provide longer right walls on a bigger swell. The lower the tide, the higher the quality.

Often crowded, especially in summer when they limit the number of cars/people into the park. All facilities, no restrictions. Due to proximity to New York Harbor, commercial pollution is a strong possibility. The water is more turbid than the rest of Jersey. Nuclear sub base 5 mi (8km) from here.

User Rating
  • Stormrider Guide for The Cove
  • Low to Mid Tide Low to Mid Tide
  • Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty
  • Sand Sand
  • NE - S NE - S
  • Westerly Westerly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview