About Cow Bay

The point at the very top of Cow Bay is this standardized, long right-hand pointbreak, peaking off the tip of the point over a rock shelf. The wave winds down the point to an inside cove that offer some tube sections. Around the corner from here is Moose, the most popular beachbreak in the area.

Source: Cow Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced depending on the surf.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Depends on who you meet.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Weekends and summers can be packed; weekdays are uncrowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can be good on the right wind/swell combo.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Pretty mellow.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Cold winter temperatures.

Access

Park in the parking lot.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Rock shelf and sand.

Best Season

Storm dependent: tropical cyclones in the late summer and fall with frontal activity from late fall through winter into spring.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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