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Cooks Cove Reefs Surf Guide

Cooks Cove Reefs in East Cape is an exposed beach and point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no beach break and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

Cooks Cove Reefs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cooks Cove Reefs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cooks Cove Reefs occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cooks Cove Reefs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in March while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cooks Cove Reefs Location Map

Interactive Cooks Cove Reefs 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 Cooks Cove Reefs is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cooks Cove Reefs is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 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.
Cooks Cove Reefs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 09:37 Local Time
Monday 12
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 25
NNE 30
NNE 25
NNE
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Swell History at Cooks Cove Reefs

Surf stats for Cooks Cove Reefs, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cooks Cove Reefs

Wind stats for Cooks Cove Reefs, 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 Cooks Cove Reefs. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cooks Cove Reefs:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.