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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 Forecast / Scot – North Coast / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 04 Mar 2021 GMT
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The Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Cove sea temperature is 7.2 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.2 min: 5.9 °C)
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The Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Cove sea temperature is 7.2 °C (Statistics for 04 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.2 min: 5.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Scot - North Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 38 km from The Cove has fallen light (light winds from the N at Wick Airport). Waves cleaning up. 1.6m 10 s period swell from N with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from W

    The Cove
  2. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 30 km from Thurso Reef has fallen light (light winds from the N at Wick Airport). Waves cleaning up. 1.5m 10 s period swell from N with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from W

    Thurso Reef
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38 km away, 46 min ago

Light
6 km/h
N
3.0
7.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Cove this week:

The surf forecast for The Cove over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Cove in the next 7 days are 9.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Thu 4th Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 3AM (Thu 11th Mar)30ft (9.0m) 16s
Most Powerful 3AM (Thu 11th Mar)30ft (9.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Cove over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
233221121443330410001100
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.3
NNE
1.4
N
1.2
N
1.1
N
0.9
N
0.3
WNW
0.5
W
2.4
WSW
1
W
1.6
N
1.6
N
1.3
N
1.1
N
1
W
1.4
W
1.8
W
1.6
W
4
SW
5
WSW
7
W
6.5
W
6
WNW
5.5
NW
810101091917714131212111211111181011151312
24040829022513369154524357915784480313274457741566202849501167519257103168442
15
NNE
5
N
10
WSW
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
SW
20
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
10
SSW
20
WSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSE
25
W
15
WSW
40
SSE
50
SW
60
SW
70
WSW
60
WSW
65
WNW
50
WNW
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
12:29AM
4.53
12:44PM
4.63
1:27AM
4.28
1:53PM
4.30
2:41AM
4.10
3:25PM
4.08
4:11AM
4.07
5:09PM
4.09
5:36AM
4.22
6:30PM
4.28
6:39AM
4.47
7:26PM
4.50
7:27AM
4.73
8:08PM
4.67
6:15PM
1.41
6:32AM
1.84
7:09PM
1.79
7:35AM
2.11
8:20PM
2.14
9:03AM
2.28
9:53PM
2.33
10:42AM
2.19
11:20PM
2.29
11:58AM
1.91
12:24AM
2.11
12:54PM
1.59
1:12AM
1.90
1:39PM
1.33

Note: the tide data above is for Scrabster, Scotland which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Cove blow from the S

Thu
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
some cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainlight rainlight raincloudyrain shwrscloudylight rainsome cloudsclearlight rainrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrslight rainlight rainlight rain
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323445667789108787775655
21132354666886666655534
0011112153468536311-11-2-1
--6:58--6:56--6:52--6:50--6:47--6:43--6:41--
5:51--5:53--5:55--5:59--6:00--6:02--6:06--6:07-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sun night, min 1°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the W by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 3°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Tue afternoon, gales from the WSW by Wed night).

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Information about the The Cove Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Cove provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Cove can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Cove surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (The Cove) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for The Cove may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Scotland - North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near The Cove, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland - North Coast, consider staying in Scrabster which is 7 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Scotland - North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Wick which is 39 km (24 miles) away and Kirkwall, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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