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Richards Bay (Outside) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Richards Bay (Outside) Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.9 °C

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Friday, 19 January 2018, 21:31 Local time
Friday 19Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
2.0
E
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 25
NNE 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Richards Bay (Outside) in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed sandbar break that is often working. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks peel to the right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, shark protected,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Alkantstrand (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Richards Bay (Outside) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Richards Bay, 9 km from Richards Bay (Outside).

moderate winds from the NE

km/h
Air temperature
24.4 °C

Current weather near Richards Bay (Outside)

Overall Richards Bay (Outside) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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