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Broad Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Broad Cove break guidePhoto by: Dennis Curran

Broad Cove Surf Guide

Broad Cove on the South Coast is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Broad Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
5.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Broad Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Broad Cove occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Broad Cove (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Broad Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Broad Cove surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Broad Cove is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW) in Canada, 95 km (59 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Broad Cove is Greenwood Airport (YZX), also in Canada, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Broad Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 22 January 2021, 03:29 Local Time
ThuFriday 22
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
SSE 10
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State on on cross-
on
on

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Swell History at Broad Cove

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Wind History at Broad Cove

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