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: 22.6 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 21:38 Local time

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8PM 11PM 2AM 5AM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 9 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 10
N 10
Wind State on cross-
cross off

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Cowries in Illawarra is a quite exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins, rocks and locals.

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Live Weather:

At Wollongong Airport, 9 km from Cowries.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
21.5 °C

Current weather near Cowries

Overall Cowries Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cowries:

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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 Berkeley 7 mi
Third closest tide station Port Kembla 7 mi
Fourth closest tide station Dapto 7 mi
Fifth closest tide station Wollongong 11 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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