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Outer Cotton Surf Guide

Outer Cotton in Liberia is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is falling. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Outer Cotton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Outer Cotton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outer Cotton occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Outer Cotton with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in November while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Outer Cotton Location Map

Interactive Outer Cotton 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 nearest passenger airport to Outer Cotton is Monrovia Spriggs Payne Airport (MLW) in Liberia, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Outer Cotton is Monrovia Roberts International Airport (ROB), also in Liberia, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Outer Cotton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 09:45 Local Time
Saturday 21
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
25
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at Outer Cotton

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

Wind History at Outer Cotton

Wind stats for Outer Cotton, 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 Outer Cotton. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    32km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Outer Cotton: