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Kosi Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.7

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Kosi Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Kosi Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.8 °C

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Sunday, 22 July 2018, 20:47 Local time
Sunday 22Mon
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Kosi Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At MbazwanaAirfield, 74 km from Kosi Bay.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
20.5 °C

Current weather near Kosi Bay

Overall Kosi Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Kosi Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Maputo (Mozambique)
    67 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Matola (Mozambique)
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Manzini (Swaziland)
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Mbabane (Swaziland)
    115 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    129 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Kosi Bay is Maputo Airport (MPM) in Mozambique, which is 110 km (68 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Kosi Bay is Matsapha (Manzini) Airport (MTS) in Swaziland, 162 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kosi Bay, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Kosi Bay sea temperature, Kosi Bay photographs, Kosi Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kosi Bay webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Kosi 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 Kosi Bay.