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Bog Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Bog Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Bog Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 07:09 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 5
WSW 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Bog Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include sharks ,rocks and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballitoville, 6 km from Bog Bay.

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Bog Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At King Shaka Int l Airport, 3 km from Bog Bay.

light winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
10.1 °C

Current weather near Bog Bay

Overall Bog Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bog Bay is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bog Bay is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Bog Bay and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bog Bay, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Bog Bay sea temperature, Bog Bay photographs, Bog Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bog Bay webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Bog Bay 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 Bog Bay.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.