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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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Cowries Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 AEST
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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 20.2 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.2 min: 18.7 °C)
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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 20.2 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.2 min: 18.7 °C)

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cowries this week:

The surf forecast for Cowries over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cowries in the next 12 days are 2.2m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Mon 10th May)4ft (1.2m) 10s
Best Surf 4PM (Fri 14th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 8s
Most Powerful 4PM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.2m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cowries 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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1.2
E
1
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
S
1.5
SSE
1.2
SE
1.6
ENE
1.4
SE
1.5
ESE
1.8
E
1.4
E
2.3
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
2.2
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
0.9
S
0.6
S
0.5
SSE
1.6
S
2.1
S
1.4
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.5
S
1
S
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1
S
4
S
3.5
SSE
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2882041631481361441223061602832683395283186822512238453805203691114310252048730429817321618020230323329862133
10
WNW
10
W
0
N
10
W
5
NNW
10
SE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
ENE
10
W
0
W
5
ENE
25
W
15
SSW
15
SSE
15
WNW
20
WNW
25
W
20
WSW
15
SW
20
W
20
WSW
25
SW
15
S
15
WSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
W
0
N
10
ENE
10
W
0
NNW
10
ENE
10
WNW
0
SE
10
NE
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
onoffglassonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoffglassonoffglassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
7:16AM
1.19
7:33PM
1.43
7:55AM
1.16
8:05PM
1.47
8:34AM
1.13
8:37PM
1.48
9:13AM
1.09
9:12PM
1.48
9:53AM
1.04
9:47PM
1.45
10:35AM
1.00
10:26PM
1.42
11:21AM
0.96
11:09PM
1.38
12:14PM
0.94
11:57PM
1.35
1:14PM
0.95
12:53AM
1.32
2:18PM
0.99
1:54AM
1.31
3:18PM
1.08
2:58AM
1.31
4:12PM
1.19
1:20AM
0.29
1:12PM
0.28
1:59AM
0.25
1:42PM
0.31
2:37AM
0.22
2:14PM
0.34
3:16AM
0.21
2:46PM
0.38
3:55AM
0.22
3:19PM
0.42
4:37AM
0.24
3:55PM
0.46
5:21AM
0.27
4:36PM
0.51
6:10AM
0.30
5:24PM
0.55
7:03AM
0.30
6:23PM
0.57
7:58AM
0.28
7:34PM
0.58
8:53AM
0.24
8:48PM
0.54
9:45AM
0.19

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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-6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:46-
--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:58

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 20°C on Thu morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Tue 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 12 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.