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Latitude: 38° 55.934' N
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GO to the end of cape may and poverty beach is right on the tip ask a local if you cant find it
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Good surfers only that can handle rip tides. Best surf is during a nor easter. Nice and clean surf.
Nice area. Beach is comfortable and everyone is pretty nice. Except watch out for locals!!
Good spot during storms. But dont go here unless you no what your doing.
By Anonymous , 12-02-2010
- this is a great place when it goes off. unfortunately it is not a very consistent break. which is why it's pretty packed when a swell comes through. and all this localism about guys breaking boards if you aren't a local is just internet tough guy talk. all the localism only exists on the internet. people aren't territorial at any of these places. just respect the places, and the locals when you go to them. seriously when poverty is going off about 3/4ths of the people there i have never seen before. poverty gets real sick when a big swell comes through that there are people riding the ferry from delaware over. it's a great experience to catch poverty on a sick swell.
By Keleko , 28-05-2008
Overrated - Unfortunately this place is like flypaper. The view from the road attracts all the insects in. But the surf is better for photos than ridin'. Buzz buzz!
By Anonymous , 06-02-2008
Dont come here - If you come to Poverty and the waves dont snap your board in half..I WILL!!
If I see you and dont know you..Leave...For real!
Dont risk getting your face punched in.
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