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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 Surf Guide

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.

Cobden Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cobden Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cobden Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cobden Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 59% of the time in July while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
59%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cobden Beach Location Map

Interactive Cobden Beach 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Cobden Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 05:29 Local Time
Wednesday 19
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 4.5
W
4.5
W
4.0
W
3.5
W
Period (s) 14 14 14 10
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
WSW 30
WSW 20
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Cobden Beach

Surf stats for Cobden Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cobden Beach

Wind stats for Cobden Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cobden Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    36km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cobden Beach: