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Cook Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Cook Bay Surf Guide

Cook Bay in Moorea is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the south with some shelter here from southeast winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, fire coral and sharks.

Cook Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cook Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cook Bay occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cook Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in December while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
76%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cook Bay Location Map

Interactive Cook Bay 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 Cook Bay is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cook Bay is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 157 km (98 miles) away.

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Cook Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:06 Local Time
Friday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.7
ENE
0.4
NW
Period (s) 15 15 6 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
NE 10
NNE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Cook Bay

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

Wind History at Cook Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cook Bay: