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Kennington Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Kennington Cove Spot ID

Choppy, Kennington Cove photo

Kennington Cove

Photo credit: Kendra MacEachern

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: -0.3 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 02:05 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
SW 15
SW 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Kennington Cove in Cape Breton Island is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Louisburg Harbour, Nova Scotia, 7 km from Kennington Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Kennington Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Catalone, 13 km from Kennington Cove.


Air temperature
-5 °C

Current weather near Kennington Cove

Overall Kennington Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Kennington Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kennington Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Kennington Cove Location Maps

Kennington Cove Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kennington Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kennington Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Kennington Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Louisburg Harbour
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Gabarus Cove
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    21 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Kennington Cove is Sydney Airport (YQY) in Canada, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Kennington Cove is Iles De La Madeleine Airport (YGR), also in Canada, 217 km (135 miles) away.
Kennington Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kennington Cove, Cape Breton Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Kennington Cove sea temperature, Kennington Cove photographs, Kennington Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kennington Cove webcams, current wind from Cape Breton Island live weather stations and Kennington Cove tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Canada wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kennington Cove.