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The Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

The Cove Surf Guide

The Cove_3 in Maui is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

The Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cove:

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

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 7% of the time in January while 7% 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
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
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).

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 Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Cove is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 09:08 Local Time
Monday 17
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
ENE 20
ENE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

What does The Cove look like?

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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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Cove. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Cove: