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Coves ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Coves Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.3 °C

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 03:28 Local time
Wednesday 02
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 5 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 15
ESE 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Coves in New Georgia is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include coral and sharks.

Solomon Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Coves Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Taro Island, 233 km from Coves.


Continuous light rain
Air temperature
24.3 °C

Current weather near Coves

Overall Coves Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Coves:

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Tide stations nearest to Coves:

  • Closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Blackett Strait
    34 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Lolomo Passage
    43 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Gizo Anchorage
    45 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Coves:

  • Closest ski area
    Selwyn Snowfields (Australia)
    1966 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Perisher (Australia)
    1999 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Charlotte Pass (Australia)
    2002 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Thredbo (Australia)
    2008 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mount Buffalo (Australia)
    2050 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Coves:

  • Closest city location
    Honiara (Solomon Islands)
    194 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Arawa (Papua New Guinea)
    203 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Kokopo (Papua New Guinea)
    451 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Popondetta (Papua New Guinea)
    616 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
    693 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Coves is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1105 km (686 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Coves is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1182 km (734 miles) away.
Coves break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Coves, New Georgia. Use the tab navigation above to view Coves sea temperature, Coves photographs, Coves detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Coves webcams, current wind from New Georgia live weather stations and Coves tide predictions. The Solomon Islands swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands 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 Coves.