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Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Richards Bay (Inside) Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.3 °C

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Thursday, 14 December 2017, 06:26 Local time
Thursday 14
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Wave (m) 2.2
S
2.5
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3.0
SSW
2.5
S
Period (s) 6 7 8 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 35
SSW 35
SSW 30
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Wind State cross-
on
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Richards Bay (Inside) in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is a fairly exposed sandbar break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Sharks have been reported here.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Alkantstrand, 1 km from Richards Bay (Inside).

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Richards Bay (Inside) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP2709, 15 km from Richards Bay (Inside).

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Air temperature
24.0 °C

Current weather near Richards Bay (Inside)

Overall Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Richards Bay (Inside), KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Richards Bay (Inside) sea temperature, Richards Bay (Inside) photographs, Richards Bay (Inside) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Richards Bay (Inside) webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Richards Bay (Inside) 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 Richards Bay (Inside).