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

Overall: 3.2

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Presleys Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Presleys Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.2 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 21:24 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 12 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
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Presleys Bay in Wild Coast is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ebalow, 5 km from Presleys Bay.

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Presleys Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At CoffeeBay, 16 km from Presleys Bay.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
11.3 °C

Current weather near Presleys Bay

Overall Presleys Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Presleys Bay is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Presleys Bay is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 188 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Presleys Bay, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Presleys Bay sea temperature, Presleys Bay photographs, Presleys Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Presleys Bay webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Presleys 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 Presleys 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.