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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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The Cove break guidePhoto by: Bucky Boddafuko

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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Cove sea temperature, The Cove photographs, The Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Cove webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and The Cove tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around The Cove

The Cove Surf:

Monday, 25 May 2020, 23:22 Local time
MonTuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 15 15 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
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Tide Times:

For Kihei, Maui (Hawaii), 6 km from The Cove.

IS AT (local time)

The Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KLIH1, 18 km from The Cove.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
24.6 °C

Current weather near The Cove

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 20 miles from The Cove.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 12 13 12

All wavebuoys around The Cove

Overall The Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for The Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

The Cove in Kihei  photo

The Cove

Photo credit: Bucky Boddafuko

The Cove in Kihei  photo

The Cove

Photo credit: Bucky Boddafuko

The Cove Location Maps

The Cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to HAW - Maui surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Cove:

Tide stations nearest to The Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Kihei, Maui (Hawaii)
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Makena, Maui Island
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kahului, Kahului Harbor
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kuheia Bay, Kahoolawe Island
    13 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 47 km (29 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to The Cove and is 81 km (50 miles) away.
The Cove break location map and break info