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Go down Cape May beach avenue(the street in front of the beaches) 2nd to last beach. In between two jettys.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Hammerland
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
Very hollow powerful wave. Only rideable on special days, but when it's on, it's on. Great for skimboarding and bodyboarding. Stay in between the two jettys. The next beach to your left is "vaccums".
In the summer (memorial day - labor day) the lifeguards won't let surfboards in the water(9:00am-5:30) bodyboarders only it's not worth going unless there is a storm or some good winds check that out before you come. Summer- always crowded if it is a nice day sun hot ect. You won't find a parking spot within 10 mins of the beach in mid day.
ED : On a typical NE swell with ENE to N winds, there will be mellower lefts off the jetty which turns into the main stretch of good peaks (right in front of the building). Farther down towards the cove it breaks shallower, hollower, but with more closeouts. If you are feeling crazy/downright loony, directly in front of the jetty is a sometimes teahupo'o style barell breaking just about on the rocks. When it is over chest high, it can become dangerous to those who are inexperienced, so don't be stupid and paddle out if you can't handle a steep drop followed by a hard bottom turn.
oh yea, good luck finding a parking lot within a 5-10 minute walk in the summer. Bring your quarters
Can be very fun. It's surfable most of the time. Great for aerials. Usually pretty empty. You should'nt need to worry about locals that much.
On a good noreaster, there's a good chance you will be sharing waves with 50+ other guys. There tends to be more guys at Broadway now because of the recent crappyness of Poverty beach. Overall it is a mellow lineup with a good surfer/sponger ratio & community.
It can be really fun. Don't go when it gets too far overhead, because it can be dangerous.
on regular days it's pretty much horrible. Over the winter 03-04 erosion took over and now its totally shorebreak but if you catch it when the wind is blowing right the waves will pull back and it will be ok. Still nothing great though.
ED: On a hard northeast wind, cape may can be the only wave surfable for miles and miles
By anonymous , 02-04-2006
a lot has changed - This break has suffered from years of beach replenishment and now is only rideable on a big swell.
By anonymous , 19-11-2005
Moonie - broadway nolonger breaks like that. for some reason the southeast swells dont reach the beach and the sand bars have flattend out. the last time i saw surf as good as that photo was during hurrican Floyd in '99.check poverty, queens, or the cove first.
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