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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: 25.4 °C

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Friday, 20 April 2018, 03:30 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
S 10
SE 15
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Richards Bay (Outside) in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed sandbar break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks are all rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips, shark protected,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Alkantstrand (0 km).

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Richards Bay (Outside) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
18.6 °C

Current weather near Richards Bay (Outside)

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

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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).