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

Overall: 3.2

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Thompsons Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Thompsons Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.9 °C

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 18:51 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
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Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
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NE 25
NNE 20
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Thompsons Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballitoville, 3 km from Thompsons Bay.

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Live Weather:

At Palm Lake Estates Dolphin Coast wx, 12 km from Thompsons Bay.

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21.7 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to Thompsons Bay is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Thompsons Bay is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Thompsons Bay and is 136 km (84 miles) away.
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