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

Overall: 3.0

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The Cove Surf Guide

The Cove in South Florida is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

The Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 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 4% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% 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
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Cove Location Map

Interactive 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 The Cove is Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach) Airport (PBI) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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The Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:44 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.3
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 25
NNW 20
N
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross

Swell History at The Cove

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

Wind History at The Cove

Wind stats for 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 The Cove:

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