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Cobden Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cobden Beach Spot ID

3ft and high tide, Cobden Beach photo

Cobden Beach

Photo credit: Ashton Eaves

Open left and tight right, Cobden Beach photo

Cobden Beach

Photo credit: Ashton Eaves

Cobden beach break. TFO photo

Cobden Beach

Photo credit: TFO

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 12:57 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 20
WSW 15
WSW 20
Wind State cross-

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Cobden Beach on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Greymouth, New Zealand, 1 km from Cobden Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Cobden Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At HokitikaAero(aut), 35 km from Cobden Beach.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Cobden Beach

Overall Cobden Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Cobden Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Cobden Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Cobden Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cobden Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Cobden Beach is Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cobden Beach is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Glentanner Airport (MON), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Cobden Beach and is 186 km (116 miles) away.
Cobden Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cobden Beach, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Cobden Beach sea temperature, Cobden Beach photographs, Cobden Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cobden Beach webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Cobden Beach 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 Cobden Beach.