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Palmer Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Palmer Cove Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.7 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 05:57 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State off cross-
glass cross

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Palmer Cove on the East Coast is a quite exposed river break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. The river breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Banff, 1 km from Palmer Cove.

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Palmer Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rosehearty, 23 km from Palmer Cove.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Palmer Cove

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 36 miles from Palmer Cove.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 6.3 6.5 5.7 6.3

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Overall Palmer Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Palmer Cove:

  • Closest city location
    38 mi
  • Second closest city location
    67 mi
  • Third closest city location
    85 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    94 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    104 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Palmer Cove is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Palmer Cove is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k. is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Palmer Cove and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
Palmer Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Palmer Cove, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Palmer Cove sea temperature, Palmer Cove photographs, Palmer Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Palmer Cove webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Palmer Cove tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 Palmer Cove.