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Cobden Breakwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Cobden Breakwater break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Cobden Breakwater Surf Guide

Cobden Breakwater on the West Coast is an exposed Breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Cobden Breakwater Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cobden Breakwater:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cobden Breakwater with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in April while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
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
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cobden Breakwater Location Map

Interactive Cobden Breakwater 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 Breakwater is Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cobden Breakwater is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cobden Breakwater Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 00:23 Local Time
SatSunday 09
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 3.0
NNW
3.5
NNW
3.0
NNW
3.0
NNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 30
NNE 25
N 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Cobden Breakwater

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

Wind History at Cobden Breakwater

Wind stats for Cobden Breakwater, 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 Breakwater. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    38km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cobden Breakwater: