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Bowes Rivermouth Surf Guide

Bowes Rivermouth in North West is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Bowes Rivermouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bowes Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bowes Rivermouth occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bowes Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Bowes Rivermouth 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 nearest passenger airport to Bowes Rivermouth is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 422 km (262 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bowes Rivermouth is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 436 km (271 miles) away.

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Bowes Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 22:16 Local Time
WedThursday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Bowes Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Bowes Rivermouth

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

Bowes Rivermouth Reviews:

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Tony Lambert from Australia
“Whoever wrote your report obviously has spent little time surfing Bowes. Myself and a couple of friends staring surfing there in 1970 and were the first to go there on a consistent basis. It picks up more swell than most places around the Geraldton area. The most surfed spots are not the rivermouth but north about half a kilometre where there are 3 lefts and a right to chose from. Also south of the rivermouth are a couple of reefbreaks that can be very good and have bigger sets although sneek sets can punish you. The breaks north of the river are also reef and work best on low to medium tides and can be fast breaking fun waves. The best wind is Northeast, not east as a lot of the time the east is slightly side shore. The very north-end left can still be good with a light e/s east as it is tucked in closer to shore. Best time to surf Bowes is April/ May because of consistent offshores and groundswells. Summer can still be O.K. when offshore and low swell(also cyclones up north can generate some classic days.) Quality-3.5 cosistency-3 difficulty-3-4 water quality-5 crowds-3-4 access 4”

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