Cowries ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Cowries Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Illawarra, Australia)

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Cowries Spot ID:

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 13:18 Local time

Tuesday 23
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.7
NE
1.6
NE
1.5
NE
1.3
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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Cowries on the South Coast is a quite exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for urchins, rocks and locals.

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Live Weather:

At Wollongong Airport, 9 km from Cowries.

moderate winds from the ENE

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Air temperature
25.1 °C

Current weather near Cowries

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cowries:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Barrack Point 1 mi
Second closest break The Farm 2 mi
Third closest break Mystics 2 mi
Fourth closest break Windang Island 2 mi
Fifth closest break Boneyard 5 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Cowries:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4898 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4924 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5061 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5117 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5426 mi

Tide stations nearest to Cowries:

Closest tide station Kiama 7 mi
Second closest tide station Port Kembla 7 mi
Third closest tide station Dapto 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Wollongong 11 mi
Fifth closest tide station Nowra 26 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Cowries:

Closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 165 mi
Second closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 187 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 192 mi
Fourth closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 196 mi
Fifth closest ski area Falls Creek (Australia) 257 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Cowries:

Closest city location Wollongong (Australia) 11 mi
Second closest city location Nowra (Australia) 26 mi
Third closest city location Sydney International Airport (Australia) 47 mi
Fourth closest city location Maroubra (Australia) 48 mi
Fifth closest city location Sydney (Australia) 48 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Cowries is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cowries is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cowries and is 173 km (107 miles) away.
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