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Buffalo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.3

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Buffalo Bay Spot ID

Wildside, Buffalo Bay photo

Buffalo Bay

Photo credit: Johan Liebenberg

Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Friday, 22 June 2018, 05:54 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 12 13 15 16
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
Wind State off cross-
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Buffalo Bay in Garden Route is an exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks consists of lefts When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Knysna, 8 km from Buffalo Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Buffalo Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Knysna, 10 km from Buffalo Bay.


Air temperature
8.2 °C

Current weather near Buffalo Bay

Overall Buffalo Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Buffalo Bay is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Buffalo Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 90 km (56 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Buffalo Bay, Garden Route. Use the tab navigation above to view Buffalo Bay sea temperature, Buffalo Bay photographs, Buffalo Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Buffalo Bay webcams, current wind from Garden Route live weather stations and Buffalo 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 Buffalo Bay.