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Broad Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Surfer Morning, Broad Cove photo

Broad Cove

Photo credit: Dennis Curran

Winter Surf 2, Broad Cove photo

Broad Cove

Photo credit: Dennis Curran

Winter Surf 3, Broad Cove photo

Broad Cove

Photo credit: Dennis Curran

Great Friday surf, Broad Cove photo

Broad Cove

Photo credit: Kristine Hirtle

Storm surf, Broad Cove photo

Broad Cove

Photo credit: Kristine Hirtle

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 1.0 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 15:19 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 11 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Broad Cove on the South Coast is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Broad Cove (0 km).

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Broad Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mill Village, 11 km from Broad Cove.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
4 °C

Current weather near Broad Cove

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 58 miles from Broad Cove.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 3

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Overall Broad Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Broad Cove is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW) in Canada, 95 km (59 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Broad Cove is Greenwood Airport (YZX), also in Canada, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Halifax International Airport (YHZ) in Canada, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Saint John (St. John) Airport (YSJ) in Canada is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Broad Cove and is 218 km (135 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Broad Cove, Nova Scotia. Use the tab navigation above to view Broad Cove sea temperature, Broad Cove photographs, Broad Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Broad Cove webcams, current wind from Nova Scotia live weather stations and Broad Cove tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Canada wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Broad Cove.