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Rincon - The Cove break guidePhoto by: Gnome Spotter

Rincon - The Cove Surf Guide

Rincon - The Cove in Ventura County is a fairly exposed point break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks, locals, parking lot thieves and sharks.

Rincon - The Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rincon - The Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rincon - The Cove occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rincon - The Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rincon - The Cove Location Map

Interactive Rincon - The 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 Rincon - The Cove is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rincon - The Cove is Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR), also in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Rincon - The Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 05:07 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 15 15 15
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Swell History at Rincon - The Cove

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

Wind History at Rincon - The Cove

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Rincon - The Cove:

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