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Cow Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Cow Bay Surf Forecast / Nova Scotia / Canada

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Thursday 06 May 2021 ADT
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Cow Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cow Bay sea temperature is 5.8 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 4.1 max: 6.1 min: 2.6 °C)
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Cow Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cow Bay sea temperature is 5.8 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 4.1 max: 6.1 min: 2.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Cow Bay (moderate winds from the WSW at Shearwater Airport 6 km from Cow Bay).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cow Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Cow Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cow Bay in the next 12 days are 1.7m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 10s period and expected on Tuesday (May 11) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (ADT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Fri 7th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 8s
Best Surf12AM (Sun 9th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s
Most Powerful12AM (Sun 9th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cow Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T nova scotia.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T nova scotia.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T nova scotia.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T nova scotia.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T nova scotia.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
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1
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.7
E
1.3
SSE
0.9
S
1
S
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.3
SSE
0.9
SW
0.2
SSE
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.8
SSE
2.5
SSE
3
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
1.5
SE
1.4
SE
1.3
SE
1.3
SE
1.1
SE
1
SE
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25
WNW
15
NNW
10
WNW
15
NE
25
ENE
35
NNE
25
NNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
10
W
5
SW
15
SSW
0
WSW
10
WSW
15
SW
5
WNW
15
NW
20
NNW
15
NW
10
W
10
W
15
W
15
SW
25
SSW
10
SSW
15
E
30
ESE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSW
20
SW
15
SSW
15
S
5
S
10
WSW
20
SSW
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
6:09AM
1.40
6:39PM
1.52
6:57AM
1.43
7:17PM
1.56
7:39AM
1.46
7:52PM
1.60
8:18AM
1.48
8:26PM
1.63
8:56AM
1.49
9:00PM
1.64
9:34AM
1.49
9:35PM
1.63
10:11AM
1.48
10:10PM
1.61
10:49AM
1.44
10:46PM
1.57
11:29AM
1.40
11:24PM
1.52
12:12PM
1.36
12:06AM
1.48
12:59PM
1.33
12:53AM
1.43
1:52PM
1.33
12:07AM
0.46
12:19PM
0.37
12:54AM
0.40
1:01PM
0.37
1:34AM
0.33
1:39PM
0.36
2:11AM
0.28
2:16PM
0.36
2:47AM
0.23
2:51PM
0.37
3:23AM
0.21
3:27PM
0.39
3:59AM
0.21
4:03PM
0.42
4:36AM
0.23
4:40PM
0.46
5:14AM
0.26
5:18PM
0.51
5:55AM
0.31
6:00PM
0.56
6:39AM
0.35
6:47PM
0.59
7:28AM
0.37

Note: the tide data above is for Cole Harbour which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cow Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cow Bay blow from the NNW

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
light snow
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
some cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudslight rainheavy rainlight snowlight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudycloudyrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudscloudyclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudylight rainlight rainheavy rainheavy raincloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome clouds
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-5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:43--5:41-
--8:24--8:25--8:27--8:28--8:30--8:30--8:31--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:37

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Very mild (max 10°C on Fri afternoon, min 2°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri night, fresh winds from the NNE by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 4°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Thu night, strong winds from the ESE by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sat night, light winds from the S by Mon night).

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Information about the Cow Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cow Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cow Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cow Bay 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 (Cow Bay) 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 Cow Bay 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Nova Scotia? If you are looking for accommodation near Cow Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nova Scotia, consider staying in Cole Harbour which is 8 km (5 miles) away. Other places in and around Nova Scotia where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Dartmouth which is 12 km (7 miles) away, Halifax, Kings County and East Hants.