Does anyone think that Tom's Cove might be breaking with the south thats in this swell combined with the strong north wind?
Does anyone know how much of a storm surge is needed to close the offroad zone that goes down to the point? I am wondering if there is a 3 mile hike or is the beach passable with a swell this big?
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Thread: SE swell @ Tom's Cove
SE swell @ Tom's Cove
I always wondered how that spot was too. Go check it out if u can. And take pics.^
I've always been intrigued by Tom's Cove. The setup makes it look like it would work. Looks like Delmarva's own little version of Frisco. However, I don't know anyone who's actually surfed it. I do know someone who went down to check it out on a swell that should have worked there in theory but it was no good. I've also heard that it's hard to access because the beach is protected for birds or something. Anybody here actually ridden the wave there?
This guy i work with claims he' surfed it. He seems to know a lot about the spot (where to park, how to get there, tides, winds) He was talking about how he went down with his buddy on a strong noreaster and it was seriously workin. Sounds like a nice little adventure. The swells gotta be big, i know that at least.
this would be a good swell to give it a look -> se swell and ne winds. its a journey tho.
HOw long would it take to get there? Also is there roads to it or not?
Nov 5, 2008, 10:47 PM #7
It is accessible via a four wheel drive vehicle and the beach is open this time of year. It was the first day of it being closed when we tried to venture down there back in March to surf a strong south swell. You can get sick washovers from the ocean to the bayside on high and incoming tide so be careful.... Other than that, take pics for the rest of us!
Nov 5, 2008, 11:40 PM #8Senior Member
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i've been there several times over the last 2 years and never got anything good. lots of bar on the outside. there is a ton of shoals and white wash blocking surf so high tide is a must. three times i was there, there was strong south swells with north winds whipping. i am not saying it doesn't get good, but I prefer something more like southside. there is definatley waves for loggers. some old timers told me it works best on east swells on the tip with little to no wind at high tide. so, i m thinking they like to take boats there...that would be nice and I actually took my jet ski there twice. there are some islands just south of there that "I hear?" get very very good. never been there and I won't go because of the effort to go there would leave me with several more attractive options. anyways, surfed somewhere 2night and it was juicy!!!
Nov 6, 2008, 12:12 AM #9Junior Member
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I checked the south end of assateague today and it was victory at sea. I've been down in chincoteague for the last month for work. 2 weeks ago I checked out metompkin island by kayak. It's a pretty cool 30 minute paddle, I'm thinking about tying off my board to the kayak and paddling back there if it cleans up. If you get waves there you'll have the whole island by yourself. All the barrier islands are accessible by boat or kayak and there are some good sandbars there.
Thats awesome that theres islands there.