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The Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Cove Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.1 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 08:03 Local time
Tuesday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 5
SW 10
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
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The Cove in South Florida is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Palm Beach, Florida, 1 km from The Cove.

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The Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At West Palm Beach, 5 km from The Cove.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near The Cove

Buoy Data:

At Fort Pierce, FL, 58 miles from The Cove.

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Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
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Dominant period (s) 9 8 9 8

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Overall The Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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The Cove Location Maps

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to The Cove is Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach) Airport (PBI) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Cove is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Boca Raton Airport (BCT) in USA, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) in USA is 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Cove and is 73 km (45 miles) away.
The Cove break location map and break info

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


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.