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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 Surf Guide

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.

Palmer Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palmer Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palmer Cove occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Palmer Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in October while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 86% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
86%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Palmer Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 22:00 Local Time
WedThursday 26
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.5
NW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 25
N 15
N 10
NW
Wind State cross-
on
on on cross-
on

Swell History at Palmer Cove

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

Wind History at Palmer Cove

Wind stats for Palmer Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

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