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Palmer Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Palmer Cove Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.4 °C

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Monday, 17 February 2020, 00:21 Local time
SunMonday 17
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 17 19 19
Wind (km/h) 50
SW 40
SW 50
WSW 55
Wind State cross-

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Palmer Cove on the East Coast is a quite exposed river break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. The river breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Banff, 1 km from Palmer Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Palmer Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rosehearty, 23 km from Palmer Cove.

near gales from the SSW

Air temperature
6 °C

Current weather near Palmer Cove

Buoy Data:

At Moray Firth WaveNet Site, 36 miles from Palmer Cove.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.6
Dominant period (s) 6.3 6.7 6.3 6.3

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Overall Palmer Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


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

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

Palmer Cove Location Maps

Palmer Cove Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Palmer Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Palmer Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Palmer Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    40 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Palmer Cove is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Palmer Cove is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ), also in U.k, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k. is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Dundee Airport (DND) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Palmer Cove and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
Palmer Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Palmer Cove, Scot - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Palmer Cove sea temperature, Palmer Cove photographs, Palmer Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Palmer Cove webcams, current wind from Scot - East Coast live weather stations and Palmer Cove tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 Palmer Cove.