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

Overall: 3.3

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Cowrie Hole Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 03:51 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
NNE 15
NNE 15
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Cowrie Hole in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Cowrie Hole.

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Cowrie Hole Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newcastle, 3 km from Cowrie Hole.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
14.5 °C

Current weather near Cowrie Hole

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 62 miles from Cowrie Hole.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.532
Average period (s) 10.27 10.27 10.83 10.27

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Overall Cowrie Hole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cowrie Hole is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cowrie Hole is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cowrie Hole and is 161 km (100 miles) away.
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