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Banana Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Banana Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Banana Beach Surf Guide

Banana Beach in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Banana Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banana Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banana Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Banana Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banana Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Banana Beach Location Map

Interactive Banana Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Banana Beach is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banana Beach is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Banana Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 05:43 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.4
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
SW 25
S 35
S
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Banana Beach

Surf stats for Banana Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Banana Beach

Wind stats for Banana Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Banana Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s21.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Banana Beach: