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Cobden Breakwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Cobden Breakwater Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Cobden Breakwater Spot ID

Grey River Left, Cobden Breakwater photo

Cobden Breakwater

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Mid Channel Grey River, Cobden Breakwater photo

Cobden Breakwater

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Cobden Breakwater Right-hander photo

Cobden Breakwater

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Grey River Stoppers, Cobden Breakwater photo

Cobden Breakwater

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: Breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:20 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
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Cobden Breakwater on the West Coast is an exposed Breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Greymouth, New Zealand, 2 km from Cobden Breakwater.

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Cobden Breakwater Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Point Elizabeth Greymouth wx, 4 km from Cobden Breakwater.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
21.1 °C

Current weather near Cobden Breakwater

Overall Cobden Breakwater Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Cobden Breakwater Location Maps

Cobden Breakwater Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cobden Breakwater:


  • The closest passenger airport to Cobden Breakwater is Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cobden Breakwater is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Glentanner Airport (MON), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Cobden Breakwater and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
Cobden Breakwater break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cobden Breakwater, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Cobden Breakwater sea temperature, Cobden Breakwater photographs, Cobden Breakwater detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cobden Breakwater webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Cobden Breakwater tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 Cobden Breakwater.