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Dunes Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Dunes Cove break guidePhoto by: Jeff Fennell

Dunes Cove Surf Guide

Dunes Cove in South Carolina is an exposed river break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the river tend to peel to the right. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and pollution.

Dunes Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  riverRiverIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunes Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunes Cove occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunes Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in December while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Dunes Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 October 2020, 11:04 Local Time
Monday 19
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
E
1.1
E
1.0
E
Period (s) 5 5 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NE 5
NE 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

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Swell History at Dunes Cove

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Wind History at Dunes Cove

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