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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

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Cowries (light winds from the N at Kiama(BomboHeadland) 8 km from Cowries). 1.0m 8 s period swell from ESE
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11 km/h
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Cross-Shore
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Cowries Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Thursday 19 Sep 2019 AEST

Cowries surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Cowries sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 19.7 min: 16.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
ESE
1
NE
1.4
NE
2.5
NE
2.1
ENE
2
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.2
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1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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0.6
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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Period(s) (?)87788899888887899998888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1559121187158857456229720214912710180641201401371309451343131
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
20
NNE
25
NE
20
NNE
25
NNE
15
NNE
10
W
10
SSW
10
E
15
W
20
WSW
15
SSE
10
W
5
E
15
ENE
10
W
5
SSE
10
ESE
10
SW
5
SE
10
ENE
10
WNW
10
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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off
cross-
off
onoffoffcrossoffglassonoffcrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:27PM
1.10
11:53AM
1.29

12:20AM
1.03
12:46PM
1.29

1:28AM
0.98

1:51PM
1.31
2:47AM
0.97

3:01PM
1.35

4:03AM
1.02
4:08PM
1.43

5:07AM
1.11
5:09PM
1.53

6:02AM
1.22
6:04PM
1.61


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:24AM
0.39
6:25PM
0.40

6:10AM
0.44

7:32PM
0.40
7:10AM
0.47

8:46PM
0.37
8:22AM
0.48

9:57PM
0.29
9:37AM
0.45

10:59PM
0.19
10:44AM
0.37

11:53PM
0.09
11:44AM
0.28

12:41AM
0.00

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cowries blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1617181722201817161517151216151315161417171515
Low °C
1617171520191417151116131014141115151317151515
Chill °C (?)
1616171622201817161517141115141215161417171515
Sunrise
-5:48--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:43--5:41--5:39--5:39
Sunset
--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cowries Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cowries provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cowries can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cowries 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 (Cowries) 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 Cowries 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.

Cowries is 10 km (6 miles) from the city of Port Kembla. If you plan a holiday in Illawarra, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Kembla. Port Kembla has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.