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The Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
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 on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right breaking reef. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks and rips.

The Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent11.4°C

Surfing The Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom 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 Scot - North Coast live weather stations and The Cove tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 Kingdom 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:

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 20:25 Local time
Thursday 02Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.2
NNW
0.7
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 10
W 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross



Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 6 km from The Cove.

IS AT (local time)

The Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart


Live Weather:

At SHIP8303, 9 km from The Cove.

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Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near The Cove

Overall The Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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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.


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The Cove Location Maps

The Cove Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The CoveShoreline around The CoveRoads and rivers around The Cove

Use this relief map to navigate to Scot - North Coast 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
    Scrabster
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wick
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kirkwall
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kinlochbervie
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Lossiemouth
    64 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to The Cove is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Cove is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to The Cove and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
The Cove break location map and break info