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Cowells Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.0

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Cowells Cove Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Saturday 15 May 2021 PDT
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Cowells Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cowells Cove sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 15.0 min: 10.1 °C)
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Cowells Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cowells Cove sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 15.0 min: 10.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cowells Cove (calm at Santa Cruz 2 km from Cowells Cove).

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1 h 41 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cowells Cove this week:

The surf forecast for Cowells Cove over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 16s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cowells Cove in the next 12 days are 1.1m 18s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sat 15th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 16s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 22nd May)3.5ft (1.1m) 18s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 22nd May)3.5ft (1.1m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cowells Cove 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
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
221121111121221111122222111111011000
T california.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
161616161616151521201918181816161521202019181817161616151514181616151514
407604314499493382344344332282480328516408346337246332377611562646510487341337329225222218120203191169167111
10
SW
15
SW
5
WSW
10
S
15
SW
5
WSW
10
SW
10
W
5
NW
15
WSW
30
NW
10
NW
20
WNW
30
WNW
15
WNW
30
WNW
35
WNW
25
NW
30
WNW
30
WNW
10
NNW
10
SW
20
NW
5
N
5
S
15
WSW
5
NNW
10
WSW
20
NW
5
N
5
WSW
20
NW
0
N
10
W
20
WNW
5
N
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglassoffoffglass
3:32PM
1.09
12:46AM
1.47
4:36PM
1.11
1:30AM
1.41
5:32PM
1.13
2:25AM
1.34
6:10PM
1.18
3:33AM
1.25
6:41PM
1.24
4:50AM
1.17
7:12PM
1.32
6:14AM
1.12
7:42PM
1.42
7:37AM
1.11
8:15PM
1.54
8:55AM
1.14
8:49PM
1.66
10:05AM
1.19
9:26PM
1.77
11:10AM
1.24
10:04PM
1.86
12:11PM
1.28
10:46PM
1.90
6:14PM
1.05
8:02AM
-0.08
6:55PM
1.08
8:52AM
-0.05
8:49PM
1.09
9:49AM
-0.02
10:57PM
1.00
10:48AM
0.00
12:10AM
0.83
11:45AM
0.04
1:04AM
0.61
12:38PM
0.09
1:52AM
0.34
1:27PM
0.18
2:37AM
0.07
2:14PM
0.30
3:23AM
-0.18
3:00PM
0.44
4:08AM
-0.39
3:47PM
0.58
4:55AM
-0.52
4:34PM
0.71

Note: the tide data above is for Santa Cruz, California which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cowells Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cowells Cove blow from the WNW

Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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131311121411141713162114151612121310131511121714121514161916162218182217
10131010141010168101991015911129111478169111391118911191214219
121210111310131712152112141410910611138111613121413161915162218182217
6:00--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--
-8:08--8:08--8:09--8:10--8:12--8:13--8:14--8:14--8:15--8:15--8:16--8:16-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cowells Cove Surf forecast

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

Cowells Cove is 2 km (1 miles) from Santa Cruz. If you plan a vacation in Santa Cruz, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.