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Hope Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Hope Cove Surf Guide

Hope Cove in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Best around mid tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Hope Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hope Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hope Cove occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hope Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in February while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hope Cove Location Map

Interactive Hope Cove 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 Hope Cove is Plymouth Airport (PLH) in England, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hope Cove is Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Hope Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 05:17 Local Time
Tuesday 20
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
NE 15
ENE 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Hope Cove

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

Wind History at Hope Cove

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hope Cove: