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Cooks Cove from Tolaga Wharf, Cooks Cove Reefs photo

Cooks Cove Reefs

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 00:53 Local time
TueWednesday 17
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
N 20
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Cooks Cove Reefs in East Cape is an exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no beach break and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tolaga Bay (Cooks Cove), New Zealand, 1 km from Cooks Cove Reefs.

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Cooks Cove Reefs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whataupoko Gisborne wx, 41 km from Cooks Cove Reefs.


Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Cooks Cove Reefs

Overall Cooks Cove Reefs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Cooks Cove Reefs Location Maps

Cooks Cove Reefs Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Cooks Cove Reefs:

  • Closest ski area
    159 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    238 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    377 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Cooks Cove Reefs:

  • Closest city location
    27 mi
  • Second closest city location
    107 mi
  • Third closest city location
    115 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    118 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    127 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cooks Cove Reefs is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cooks Cove Reefs is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Cooks Cove Reefs and is 204 km (127 miles) away.
Cooks Cove Reefs break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cooks Cove Reefs, East Cape. Use the tab navigation above to view Cooks Cove Reefs sea temperature, Cooks Cove Reefs photographs, Cooks Cove Reefs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cooks Cove Reefs webcams, current wind from East Cape live weather stations and Cooks Cove Reefs 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 Cooks Cove Reefs.