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

Overall: 3.5

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The Cove Surf Guide

The Cove in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. A left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of sharks,.

The Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing The Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in May while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
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 Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 32 km (20 miles) away.

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The Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 10:10 Local Time
Monday 17
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ENE
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross 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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