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The Bowl ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Surf Report Feed

The Bowl Surf Guide

The Bowl on the East Coast is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks,reef and urchins.

The Bowl Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Bowl:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Bowl occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Bowl with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 80% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
80%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Bowl Location Map

Interactive The Bowl 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 closest passenger airport to The Bowl is Grand Case (St. Martin) Airport (SFG) in Antilles, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Bowl is Princess Juliana International (Philipsburg) Airport (SXM), also in Antilles, 11 km (7 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.
The Bowl Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 22:26 Local Time
FriSaturday 06
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.5
E
0.6
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE
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Swell History at The Bowl

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

Wind History at The Bowl

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Bowl. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability:
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Bowl: