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Bay of Plenty ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Bay of Plenty Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Bay of Plenty Spot ID

The Bay firing: Winter swell circa late 1970's, Bay of Plenty photo

Bay of Plenty

Photo credit: Patrick Browning

winter right, Bay of Plenty photo

Bay of Plenty

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Type: beach/Jetties

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.9 °C

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 06:06 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.5
SSW
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2.5
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Period (s) 12 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 5
WSW 10
ESE 20
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Bay of Plenty in Durban is an exposed beach/Jetties break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks ,rocks and jellyfish.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Durban, South Africa, 3 km from Bay of Plenty.

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Bay of Plenty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Umgeni Park Durban North wx, 4 km from Bay of Plenty.

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Air temperature
17.2 °C

Current weather near Bay of Plenty

Overall Bay of Plenty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Bay of Plenty is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bay of Plenty is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Bay of Plenty and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
Bay of Plenty break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bay of Plenty, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Bay of Plenty sea temperature, Bay of Plenty photographs, Bay of Plenty detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bay of Plenty webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Bay of Plenty tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bay of Plenty.