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Salmon Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Salmon Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Salmon Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.2 °C

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 12:02 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WSW 10
SW 0
Wind State off off cross-

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Salmon Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks ,rocks and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballitoville, 9 km from Salmon Bay.

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Salmon Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At KingShakaInt l Airport, 3 km from Salmon Bay.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
22.8 °C

Current weather near Salmon Bay

Overall Salmon Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Salmon Bay is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Salmon Bay is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Salmon Bay and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Salmon Bay, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Salmon Bay sea temperature, Salmon Bay photographs, Salmon Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Salmon Bay webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Salmon 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 Salmon Bay.