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Timber Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Timber Cove Surf Guide

Timber Cove in Sonoma is a quite exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of sharks, rips and rocks.

Timber Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Timber Cove:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Timber 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 37% of the time in January while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Timber Cove Location Map

Interactive Timber 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 Timber Cove is Travis Afb (Fairfield) Airport (SUU) in USA, 121 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Timber Cove is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), also in USA, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Timber Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:33 Local Time
Friday 05
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 3.0
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.4
WNW
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
ESE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Timber Cove

Surf stats for Timber Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Timber Cove

Wind stats for Timber Cove, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Timber Cove:

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