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Cow Bay Surf Guide

Cow Bay in Falkland Islands is an exposed Beach break that has inconsistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. The optimum well angle is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

Cow Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cow Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cow Bay occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Cow Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in July while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
72%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cow Bay Location Map

Interactive Cow Bay 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 Cow Bay is Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) in Falkland Islands, which is 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cow Bay is Puerto Deseado Airport (PUD) in Argentina, 710 km (441 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cow Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 04:51 Local Time
Sunday 11
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.1
N
1.0
N
1.0
N
0.9
NNE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WNW 10
WSW 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at Cow Bay

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

Wind History at Cow Bay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Cow Bay:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.